Khamzat Chimaev pulls out of fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 284

Khamzat Chimaev pulls out of fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 284

UFC Welterweight No. 3 Khamzat Chimaev spoke about a failed attempt to set him up for a fight against former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker that could have taken place as early as this week in Australia.

“They wanted to give me a fight with Whittaker in Australia,” the Chechen fighter said in an interview with the channel captain hardcore. “I said I don’t want to fly to Australia – give the main fight in Vegas for five rounds, and then for the belt. They said ‘we’ll see’, but nothing happened. I didn’t refuse, it’s just that you need to make a separate visa for Australia – I didn’t want this fuss. I want to train and immediately into battle “

At the same time, Borz claims that they have already sent him a contract several times to fight Colby Covington, who continues to refuse to fight.

“Probably, they want to wait for the Usman-Leon fight, I don’t know for sure. I said that I would prepare, train. Covington has already refused four or five times. They sent me a contract several times to fight with him, but he does not want to. For me, he is a very convenient opponent, a wrestler. I’m also a wrestler, but I’m better at grappling and I have more power than him. He is cunning – he avoids hard fights. Belal Muhammad? I want to fight him, even though I would fight tomorrow, but I was not offered this fight.

Recall that on February 11 in Perth, Australia, the UFC 284 tournament will be held, which will lead the title superfight in lightweight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski.