Former UFC two-division champion McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) recently stated he’s eyeing a clash with 170-pound titleholder Kamaru Usman on his return to levels of competition this yr, an idea that UFC president Dana White did not immediately dismiss.
Although Usman (20-1 MMA, 15- UFC) laughed off McGregor’s callout, it undeniably would be the major battle of his job small business-smart, something Chimaev (10- MMA, 4- UFC) would not fault Usman for accepting.
“If he wanna be again, if he have to have some assist then, we’re here,” Chimaev claimed on his YouTube channel. “If he wanna combat Usman, I consider it maybe can transpire mainly because the person is so well-known. They can make revenue, very good revenue, both of those. That is why if they wanna battle, each, I assume the UFC wanna make it.”
Ahead of acquiring really serious thing to consider for his possess crack at gold, Chimaev (10- MMA, 4- UFC) must 1st get previous Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on April 9. He fully expects to be future in line for a title shot with a get – except he’s handed up for McGregor.
Chimaev, who’s made a perfectly publicized friendship with Darren Till, even available to support the Irish celebrity prepare for the likely combat.
“When I complete Gilbert Burns, I consider I am the up coming for title,” Chimaev additional. “But this is the business enterprise. Who’s the popular, tends to make extra income, they choose them. I understand that, but we’ll see what is gonna transpire. If he wanna come and teach with us, he’s welcome.”
McGregor hasn’t witnessed actions because his trilogy-struggle decline to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. “The Notorious” experienced a damaged leg in his 1st-round TKO decline, and has been on the mend due to the fact. He a short while ago said he need to be cleared for a return to entire sparring in April.