khamzat chimaev thinks the ufc is protecting israel adesanya From him.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) Is Eager To Return To Action And It Seems To Be heading towards A welterweight showdown with former champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on October 22 in Abu Dhabi.
“Borz” has called out nearly every top contender — whether at 170 or 185 pounds. Among those names is Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion who has cleaned up the majority of his division. Adesanya has already defended his title against the likes of Robert Whittaker, Jared Cannonier and Marvin Vettori and Chimew feels he is the most attractive option for them.
“For Israel, there is no one – only me,” Chimaev said about himself. Youtube channel, “So if you talk about money, if you ask the fans, they want to see me and Israel. I’m a bad matchup for him. Everyone knows he is going to lose the title (to me). So they save that man.
Chimaew acknowledges that Adesanya (24-2 MMA, 13-2 UFC) is one of the biggest stars and draws for the company, which is why he thinks the UFC won’t risk matching them together .
“You know they made him,” said Chimaev. “They don’t want to lose him so quickly. (I) will finish the guy without punches, and so they’re scared. Then (his) story is dead, you know? They don’t want to kill the guy. Maybe the guy makes money for them, but I make money anyway, so I don’t know what’s up.
“Who is he going to fight? Nobody. He wins against all strikers, and I’m a wrestler – a killer. I crush my opponents’ heads. I’m the biggest name without a belt. When you fight me more money and more fans. When I fight, everyone is waiting for my fight. When I fought Gilbert (Burns), we weren’t the main event, (but) everyone was waiting for us Was doing.”
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Adesanya is expected to take part in UFC 293 on September 10 in Sydney, but no opponent has yet been announced. Chimaev has not competed since his first-round submission of Kevin Holland at UFC 279 last September.