According to Alex Pereira, Khamzat Chimaev refused to fight him at light heavyweight, but the Chechen fighter believes that this statement indicates the fear of the reigning UFC middleweight champion.
“Don’t be afraid, Alex – I will finish you quickly!” Borz wrote on the social network, posting a photo demonstrating the seriousness of his intentions.
Earlier, the Brazilian, in the next edition of the MMA Hour, announced that he agreed to fight Chimaev at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, offering to fight in light heavyweight, but the potential opponent allegedly refused. Chimaev responded by saying that this statement was not true, calling the UFC champion a fake.
On November 12 at UFC 281 in New York, Alex Pereira took the UFC middleweight championship belt from Israel Adesanya by knocking out the Nigerian in the fifth round, after which he received several calls from Khamzat Chimaev, who called the fight with him an easy job.
Recall that the UFC 283 tournament will be held on January 21 and will be the first numbered event of the strongest league in the world next year.