Khamzat Chimaev has been a sensation since making his UFC debut in July of 2020, picking up four dominant wins and incomes efficiency bonuses for each of them. However astute opponents esteem Anthony Smith had been hearing about Chimaev for a extremely lengthy time prior to he ever stepped foot in the Octagon.
As a visitor on Michael Bisping’s podcast, fellow UFC commentator Smith stated that he had been hearing coaching experiences about Khamzat tearing up about a UFC gentle heavyweights that he has professional with for years – Ilir Latifi and Alexander Gustafsson (transcription by process of Sportskeeda):
“Assorted folk said it first, so now I will notify it out loud. I’ve heard the experiences of Chimaev for years, esteem a pair years prior to he was once even in the UFC. I be unsleeping hearing his title, some younger child that’s ragdolling Ilir Latifi and Gustafsson down in Sweden. Even when he lastly made it to the UFC, beat about a guys and looked indubitably just correct, I kept that to myself till folks had told the account esteem, ‘Howdy man, I’ve been hearing the experiences about this child beating the sh-t out of these guys for a extremely lengthy time.”
The 27-year-ancient phenom is coming off a first-spherical submission bewitch over Li Jingliang in October, and has no longer been booked for one more fight as of yet.