The legend about Khamzat Chimiev keeps on growing.
Earlier this month, Chimaev’s training partner, Alexander Gustafsson, was glowing in his assessment of Chimaev’s work ethic, saying that though Chimaev is a welterweight, “Borz” regularly gives him a run for his money. And now, even more endorsements are making their way through MMA circles.
UFC welterweight competitor Darren Till is currently at Sweden training with the Allstar Training Center, and doing some work alongside Chimaev ,. Michael Bisping claims that Till said Gustafsson was not just talking about himself.
“I’m hearing terrifying things about Khamzat,” Bisping stated on his YouTube channel . As I mentioned, Darren Till was out there. I have a group of friends in Sweden who are filming ….. They call me up to tell me ‘holy f ****** s ***, Khamzat’. His body is a workhorse *****, he lifts weights pushing everybody in the room. He’s a great stand-up and great wrestler .”
Chimaev has been one of the most talked about prospects in the UFC for many years. After joining UFC in 2020, MMA Fighting’s 2020 Breakout fighter of the year has rapidly amassed four win stops, allowing only one major strike to be landed.
Chimaev currently ranks No. 10 in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings. Although he is being linked with a fight against Gilbert Burns, a former welterweight champion, nothing has been confirmed.