Khamzat Chimaev, in Aljamain Sterling’s opinion, is a poor opponent for Colby Covington.
At UFC 279 last Saturday, Chimaev submitted Kevin Holland in the first round to maintain his undefeated record. Sterling believes that “Borz” will inevitably become a UFC champion, but since Kamaru Usman is scheduled to face recently minted welterweight champion Leon Edwards in the following fight of a trilogy, Chimaev will probably need to compete one more before getting a shot at the championship.
Former interim champion Covington appears to be the ideal opponent if it takes place at welterweight, and Dana White has already proposed this matchup. Sterling, however, doesn’t believe Covington will accept that challenge.
UFC’s Aljamain Sterling questions if Colby Covington will fight ‘young killer’ Khamzat Chimaev
“It seems like he just wants to take the top-name guys – and he’s smart,” Sterling said of Covington on his YouTube channel. “Why is he going to take on a young killer like Khamzat? It’s a tough fight for him stylistically because it’s a bigger wrestler, and even though Colby is a really good wrestler, he’s fighting almost a mirror image of himself – except the guy with really good submission skills.”
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