Daniel Cormier has just made a bold prediction for Khamzat Chimaev heading into 2021.
Chimaev has taken the promotion by storm as he has finished all three fights in the UFC thus far. He’s fresh off a big KO win over Gerald Meerschaert took place in a middleweight bout at the UFC On ESPN+ 36 event in Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX. In fact, Chimaev knocked the dude dead with one punch.
Now, the former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champ predicts that not only Chimaev will be a champion next year, but hold belts in two different weight divisions.
Daniel Cormier Makes Bold Prediction For Khamzat Chimaev’s 2021 Success
“Let me turn the music on,” Cormier said on his ESPN show this week (H/T to MMA Fighting). “Choo choo! Where’s my steering wheel? Because I’m driving the train, baby. You know I’m driving the train. What about when he made his debut and you had to tell me his name? That was like three fights ago! . . . Boy, do I know who he is now. I’m the conductor of this train and I’m not letting certain people on.”
“By 2021, Khamzat Chimaev is fighting for the belt or is the champ,” Cormier said. “In 2021, Khamzat Chimaev is the double champ, 170 and 185 (pounds). I love (UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya) but he goes up and down, he fights everybody. After what I saw. . . this spaceship is going to the moon. . . He’s got a great philosophy, he’s got a great mind for fighting, he’s got all the physical ability to dominate two weight classes, dude is the real deal.”