‘I’m Coming for Him’ Says Chimaev
Speaking about his 2024 plans Khamzat Chimaev targets Sean Strickland the middleweight champion.
Originating from Russia, he has made a name for himself as a professional mixed martial artist specializing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC Middleweight division. Chimaev represents the UAE in his UFC endeavours and previously held ties to Sweden.
Sean Strickland is the reigning as the current UFC Middleweight Champion. His journey in the professional arena dates back to 2008, and over the years, he has established himself as a formidable force within the realm of mixed martial arts.
Chimaev vs Strickland
Sean Strickland is set to headline UFC 297 on Jan. 20 in Toronto, contending for the middleweight title against Dricus Du Plessis. The anticipation builds with an intriguing matchup, and the fighters recently engaged in a brawl cage side during UFC 296 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chimaev is currently recovering from an injury and recently spill his plans for 2024 while speaking to Mohammed Hijab on his YouTube channel.
“He has to be afraid, I’m coming for him.”
“Sean Strickland, all these guys, they should be afraid of us. We fight not just for us like they do, we fight for all Muslims.” Said Chimaev.
Dana White on the Matchup
Chimaev has emerged as one of the biggest star in the world of mixed martial arts with an unbeaten record. His past three victories include triumphs over notable opponents such as former title challenger Gilbert Burns, Kevin Holland, and, most recently, ex-welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at middleweight. Chimaev’s entry into the UFC in the summer of 2020 stands as one of the most unforgettable chapters in the promotion’s history. Marked by a historic 10-day turnaround and decisive victories in different weight classes, solidified his position in the UFC.
Boss Dana White initially committed to granting Khamzat Chimaev a title shot should he emerge victorious against Kamaru Usman. This promise added a layer of anticipation to Chimaev’s journey in the promotion, raising expectations for the rising star’s potential ascent to championship status.
As the anticipation builds for the potential showdown between Chimaev and Strickland, the MMA community awaits an atmosphere of excitement.