UFC’s Khamzat Chimaev plots middleweight return

Khamzat Chimaev

Although Khamzat Chimaev will fight Nate Diaz at UFC 279, he is looking forward. 

The UFC star insists that he is willing to make a return to middleweight and likes the idea of holding two title belts. Welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman will fight Leon Edwards in August while Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira are set to battle for the middleweight strap. 

UFC’s Khamzat Chimaev plots middleweight return

“After (Nate) Diaz, maybe I’m gonna go up (to middleweight),” Khamzat Chimaev told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “If (Kamaru) Usman wanna wait a long time, maybe I’m gonna go up to ‘84 (sic) and fight somebody there – because I wanna take both belts.”

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