Khamzat Chimaev was seemingly unimpressed by Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title protection at UFC 271
Israel Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight title with a hard-fought choice win over Robert Whittaker in Houston on Saturday evening, however one man uninspired by the displaying was Khamzat Chimaev.
Adesanya edged his rematch with Antipodean rival Whittaker on the scorecards – 49-46, 48-47, and 48-47 – in a principal occasion which some felt was a lot nearer, even when ‘The Final Stylebender’ had by no means appeared in any important bother.
Regardless of his failed incursion into the light-heavyweight ranks, the place he was outwrestled by Jan Blachowicz in pursuit of ‘double-champ’ standing, Adesanya is unblemished at middleweight within the UFC, making his fourth consecutive title protection.
Apparently following the UFC 271 headliner intently was Chimaev, who has fought two of his 4 UFC outings thus far at 185lbs – even when some see welterweight because the extra pure dwelling for the Swedish-based star.
‘Borz’ wasted no time in issuing a risk to Adesanya after his title protection in Houston, taking specific word of the Nigerian-born fighter’s floor recreation.
“@stylebender straightforward cash for me, 0 wrestling. 1 spherical I’m gonna kill him,” tweeted the 27-year-old dismissively.
Chechen-born Chimaev is presently awaiting is subsequent project after making a triumphant Octagon return in October towards Li Jingliang, following a prolonged Covid-enforced layoff.
A showdown with Brazilian former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns seems set for UFC 273 in Florida in April after each males mentioned they have been down for the struggle.
If something although, the 10-0 Chimaev has already proven he’s keen to struggle every time, wherever, and with whoever the UFC places in entrance of him.
After seeing off Whittaker once more, Adesanya hinted it wouldn’t be too lengthy earlier than we see him again within the Octagon.
“I do know June doesn’t have a pay-per-view but however I’m the massive canine within the yard now and I do know the opposite canine Jared Cannonier simply did some work tonight,” Adesanya mentioned, referring to Cannonier’s win towards Derek Brunson earlier on the UFC 271 card on the Toyota Middle.
“So yeah, I’m pissing on this cage subsequent time in June. Watch me.”
Chimaev has clearly been watching, he simply hasn’t been all that impressed.
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