Khamzat Chimaev calls out Colby Covington and Paulo Costa

"Leon has the title, so he said he wants to fight, but I don’t know what the UFC wants to do"

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Khamzat Chimaev calls out Colby Covington and Paulo Costa

Khamzat Chimaev hopes to fight Kamaru Usman in the future. However, the question is whether the UFC has the same plans. In an interview with the media, Chimaev expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that the UFC is giving Colby Covington a chance, which he believes Colby did not deserve.

“There’s no money fights anymore, it’s only me,” Chimaev said, as quoted by mmafighting.com “Because Leon Edwards doesn’t give you that much money. If you fight with me, everyone knows it’s the money fight.

Leon has the title, so he said he wants to fight, but I don’t know what the UFC wants to do. They give Colby that chance. When did he win his last fight? I don’t remember. Who did he win against? Nobody. He’s a nobody, he wins against nobody.

Usman broke his chin two times. He knocked him down, that guy. He’s s***. They give him that chance maybe because he’s from the USA, they want the belt for him. I’m from Sweden, living in Dubai, so maybe they don’t want to give that belt to me.

That’s the only thing I see, I don’t know what else. Maybe they have good plans for me, I don’t know. I trust the guys, so we’ll see”.


Khmazat Chimaev wants Paulo Costa

Costa vs. Aliskerov will be an interesting match.

Chimaev would like to meet Paulo Costa in the Octagon. However, the reason is not the fact that Costa is a good fighter or that it will bring him money. Chimaev is angry considering Costa's statements in which he called out Chimaev and used harsh words.


“Paulo has spoken a lot of s*** about me,” Chimaev said. “I want to smash him, I want to kill this guy, do a lot of things. He goes to fight with another guy [Aliskerov], I fight him a long time before, three or four years ago before the UFC, I won against that guy.

So I think the guy will beat him as well. Paulo is not good. He is s***. He just talks too much. He beat nobody. A close fight against Romero, only fighter that he wins against [that I know]. Other people I don’t know, nobody knows those guys, I don’t know who he beat."

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