Khamzat Chimaev’s coach Andreas Michael wants the Chechen Welterweight’s next bout to be at middleweight vs Alex Pereira

Khamzat Chimaev joined the UFC in 2020; after that, he debuted in the multiple weight division and won, but currently, this Swedish fighter is having a really tough time in the promotion as no opponent is ready to face him in the octagon. 

But, as a fighter in form, this frustrates Chimaev, so the 28-year-old declared that he is ready to take down anyone.

“UFC don’t want it; the guy don’t want it, what am I going to do? I just want to fight. Give me somebody. If the guys run away from me, just give me somebody. I’m ready.”

Remaining undefeated since his UFC debut and winning them dominantly, the current No. 3 ranked welterweight actually deserved a title shot as he has the experience to fight in multiple weight classes, so he is looking forward to a title shot in the middleweight division.

“I’m next for the title. Who are these guys going to fight? Alex Pereira has a 6-1 record. He lost. I’ve never lost in my life. He lost to a s*** guy; the guy’s not in the UFC as well.”

In a vlog of Chimaev, his coach Andreas Michael was asked [by Chimaev] about the current training camp in Dubai, and while explaining about the camp, the Allstars Training Center head coach expressed his desire to have his trainee fight in the middleweight division against the Brazilian Alex Pereira for the title.

“We’re having a good camp here, and we’re gonna do it again. We’re going to go to heavyweight. Middleweight [is where I really want to see him next] for the belt. I would like that. That’s an amazing fight [with Alex Pereira]. We can fight at [welterweight] no problem. It’s no problem at all. It’s just good preparation and good warning for if we’re gonna go drop down in weight then we need time and it’s done. Not this five- or four-week preparation thing because it’s not doable in that time.” Courtesy of MMA Fighting.

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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