Khamzat Chimaev talks to Dana White while holding his rival in MID-AIR as UFC phenom proves the hype is REAL after statement victory over Li Jingliang at UFC 267
- Khamzat Chimaev proved the hype is real with a stunning victory at UFC 267
- The Swede, 27, defeated No 11 ranked welterweight Li Jingliang on Fight Island
- Fans were stunned as Chimaev spoke to UFC president Dana White mid-fight
- Chimaev is destined to take on the biggest names and he looks tough to beat
- REPORT: Glover Teixeira makes history after beating Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267
There’s been plenty of talk about Khamzat Chimaev and the UFC phenom decided to continue the conversation inside the Octagon as the 27-year-old put on another stunning display at UFC 267.
The Swede has set tongues wagging since his debut in July 2020, with fans and pundits earmarking the welterweight – who has been hit just once during his UFC career – as a future champion.
And Chimaev proved that the hype is real as the Russia-born fighter swept past Li Jingliang in just one round, all while speaking with UFC president Dana White.
Khamzat Chimaev proved the hype is real with a stunning first-round victory at UFC 267
The UFC phenom defeated No 11-ranked welterweight Li Jingliang with a rear naked choke
The Chinese star, ranked No 11 in the welterweight division, was expected to provide Chimaev his first stern test on the big stage but the Swede made light work of his rival.
Chimaev immediately went for the takedown as the action commenced and, while holding Jingliang in mid-air, spoke to White who was sat Octagon-side in remarkable scenes reminiscent of Khabib Nurmagomedov talking to the UFC chief during his win over Michael Johnson at UFC 205.
‘I said to Dana “I am the king here. I am here for a long time and I am going to kill everybody”. He went to sleep bro!’ Chimaev told Daniel Cormier after the fight.
The 27-year-old was seen talking to UFC president Dana White during his fight on Saturday
Chimaev has been earmarked as a future champion and says he is willing to fight anybody
‘I couldn’t take him down that early and I wanted to talk to Dana White. I come here for everybody, I am the champ, I am the king here!’
It is becoming increasingly difficult to see who can stop Chimaev, and the 27-year-old was even heard yelling former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s name as he swanned around the Octagon.
UFC fans took to Twitter to hail the 27-year-old, with many predicting that the undefeated welterweight is destined for a UFC title.
UFC fans took to Twitter to predict that Chimaev will one day have his hands on UFC gold
‘Khamzat is the scariest fighter I’ve seen in a long time,’ one fan admitted. ‘It’s no wonder no one wants to fight him. He needs a top five fighter next. Luque, Burns, or even Covington after Usman beats him next week or the loser of the Edwards vs Masvidal fight.’
‘Khamzat is special,’ another fan wrote. ‘I’m looking forward to seeing him against the elite in his division.’
‘Khamzat looks even better than Khabib did when he first started in the UFC,’ one fan said.
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