No. 11-ranked UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev recently took a shot at both former UFC champions, as well as ex-heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Taking to Twitter on November 29, 2021, “Borz” challenged Lesnar to fight until one of them exits the Octagon. “Let’s fight till one man leaves the cage
@BrockLesnar,” Chimaev tweeted, along with a skull emoji.
Up next was “DC.”
“@dc_mma Let’s make a wrestling match brother what you think?” Chimaev tweeted to Cormier.
Chimaev’s tweet to DC elicited a response from the former UFC champ. First, a fan wrote to DC: “Stop ducking @KChimaev and his offer to wrestle.”
DC responded: “Wait what? @KChimaev said he would wrestle me? In a wrestling match?”
Then, replying directly to Borz’s tweet, Cormier tweeted: “In a real wrestling match? Are you crazy Khamzat? Love that you’re confident but brother this is 10-0 DC !
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Chimaev Suggested a ‘King of UFC vs. a Legend’ Fight With St-Pierre
Borz also suggested a “king” versus legend match with St-Pierre. “New King of UFC vs a Legend. What you think? @GeorgesStPierre,” the Russian tweeted.
Now, of course, all the men Chimaev called out are retired from MMA and it’s highly unlikely any of these fighters would accept Borz’s challenge. Further, Chimaev has only fought as high as a middleweight in the UFC, whereas both DC and Lesnar are former UFC heavyweight champions.
Chimaev is surging right now and will likely land a top-10 ranked welterweight opponent next.
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Chimaev Is 4-0 in the UFC, Has Been Hit With Only 1 Significant Strike
To say Borz has had an easy time inside the Octagon thus far would be an understatement. The Russian has fought four times under the UFC banner, twice at middleweight and twice at welterweight.
Chimaev, who has a professional mixed martial arts record of 10-0, finished John Phillips with a D’arce choke in his UFC debut back in July 2020. Ten days later, Borz returned to the cage and stopped Rhys McKee via first-round TKO.
In September 2020, Borz knocked out Gerald Meerschaert in 17 seconds.
Chimaev would then take more than a year hiatus from the sport due to suffering lasting effects from COVID-19. He returned last month and earned the biggest victory of his career, choking out Li Jingliang in the first round of their bout at UFC 267.
With the win, the Russian firmly stamped himself into the top 15 of welterweight. And what’s most impressive is that Chimaev’s only been hit by one significant strike in the UFC.