UFC star Khamzat Chimaev has claimed that he smashed Sean Strickland when the two trained together in 2021.
After Borz’s recent win against Kamaru Usman, he thinks he deserves to fight for the middleweight title that Dricus du Plessis recently won by defeating Sean Strickland.
While some fans agree with his opinion, others believe he needs to prove himself against a top-ranked middleweight. To counter that narrative, the Chechen megastar recently talked about his training experiences with former champ Strickland.
“Ask that guy (Strickland) who was beating him up every day in the gym,” Chimaev said during a recent interview with ESPN. “How many times I submit that guy? How many times I beat him up? He went to his coach, ‘Please, tell the guy man, go easy, go easy.’ And the guy said I went crazy with some guy who was 166 (pounds) or this s***.. He’s lying, man! He’s trying to say I am this, I am that. He’s trying to be some macho man. You are not a macho man!
“When I punched you hard, you went to your coach and said, ‘Please, tell this guy to go easy. No, f*** off man, what are you talking about? I beat you up. You were running from me. I’ve been in his home, his gym. Nobody never comes to my gym and tries to beat me up… I went to all these guys, all thesegyms. I’m not scared of anyone. I beat up everyone. I don’t remember losing sparring… I always win.”
Do you believe Khamzat Chimaev deserves a shot at the middleweight title?