Khamzat Chimaev Wants Title Shot With UFC 273 Win vs. Gilbert Burns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Just 4 fights into his UFC career, Khamzat Chimaev is already just one of the most well known athletes on the promotion’s full roster. Ahead of the major battle of his burgeoning profession, the 27-calendar year-aged welterweight isn’t shy on predicting greatness from himself moving forward.

With Chimaev (10- MMA, 4- UFC) facing former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) on the pay-per-see principal card of Saturday’s UFC 273, lots of consider he’ll gain a title shot of his possess with an extraordinary acquire.

Chimaev thinks he’s now the titleholder, pointing to the recent steps of reigning champion Kamaru Usman, as well as major contender Leon Edwards, as proof of his placement.

“I’m by now the champ,” Chimaev instructed MMA Underground at Wednesday’s media day. “The men, they never want to fight me. 1 dude goes out and has surgical treatment or anything. He needs to go do the boxing someplace and he can take care of his arm. Are we going to go do the boxing? I don’t know.