Jorge Masvidal recently called out Khamzat Chimaeva on the Impaulsive Podcast, and answered the question of whether it is possible to beat Chimaev “I don’t think s**t of him. He hasn’t fought anybody, you know.
He’s gotta go fight some guys first. They (the UFC) talk big about everybody they think they can get money from. He can bring in those Arabic countries that got a lot of money. I haven’t seen one guy yet that he’s beaten and I’m like, okay, he beat up somebody good”.
It didn't take long for Chimaev to respond, who had something to say to Masvidal: “I saw Masvidal still saying that I didn’t fight anyone,” Chimaev said to Hustle MMA. “Who did he fight? How can you say that after getting KO’d stiff? Usman almost sent him to heaven!”
Burns on Chimaev vs Covington
Gilbert Burns praised Chimaev and spoke of the potential fight between Chimaev and Covington.
“That’s a tough fight, but first thing is first – Colby has to accept the fight and I don’t think he will,” Burns told MMA Junkie. “I don’t know why, but I just have a feeling he won’t accept the fight.
That’s the feeling that I have. “I think it will be a very tough fight, a very, very close fight. But I just don’t think he’ll say yes. I just don’t think. Maybe Belal (Muhammad) is there and they make Belal vs.
Khamzat. I said I’ll be ready for a rematch, so we’ll see. I want big fights, that’s what I’m looking for next. But I don’t think Colby will fight Khamzat”. “Because lately, he’s just getting the fights against guys that are coming off a loss and he picks and chooses,” Burns said.
“I just don’t think he will do it. I don’t know. It’s a feeling that I have. He’s not taking this fight”.