Khamzat Chimaev’s highly anticipated return is finally confirmed; he will be fighting against long-lost Paulo Costa in the middleweight division. The fight between the two is featured as the co-main event for UFC 294.
This has to be one of the best matches of the year, Chimaev has never tasted defeat and has only one intention – to smash his opponents, and so it will be very interesting to see how aggressively Chimaev fights against Paulo Costa.
Chimaev looks forward to making Paulo Costa cry and is ready to put on an explosive performance on the 21st of October.
Khamzat Chimaev’s thoughts on fighting Paulo Costa
In a recent interview with TNT Sports, Khamzat Chimaev shared his intentions behind fighting Paulo Costa and interestingly revealed that he aims to have 3 UFC belts under his possession; Khamzat Chimaev also shares that he asked UFC to fight Glover Texeira when he was the light heavyweight champion.
“Smash. Smash somebody, make money. Make that guy cry, go home and be in Brazil,” Chimaev said as quoted by eurosport.com. “We can expect from him on the night. Nobody likes him [Costa], all Brazilians write to me and support me.
That guy’s not Brazilian, so I’m going to go and smash this guy and make him cry”. Chimaev considered fighting at light heavyweight: “I fight in all divisions. For me, it doesn’t matter, I asked Dana White when somebody dropped out, I asked to fight with Glover for the title [at light heavyweight].
I want my belts, at least three belts. I asked if somebody gets injured if I can fight for the title this way. It will come, all my titles will come soon. I’m ready for all divisions, it doesn’t matter for me. I can go down, I just need the time. Not like last time giving me four weeks”.