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Khamzat Chimaev talked to Dana White while holding Li Jingliang in the air during his welterweight bout at UFC 267.
The Swedish fighter produced another dominating performance inside the Octagon, moving to 10-0 in his MMA career.
Chimaev looks destined for greatness in UFC after just four fights and he made another huge statement tonight in Abu Dhabi.
He put Jingliang away inside one round and was so assured in the contest that he even had time to chat with UFC president White while he handled business.
Displaying some serious strength and savagery, he picked his opponent up and held him for a good few seconds.
This in itself was impressive but Chimaev's extra antics were what made him look like a real badass.
My God! Khamzat Chimaev is an absolute beast. He had his oponnent in mid-air and hes talking to Dana. The man has taken 1 significant strike in FOUR fights. We've all missed him this last year. Put him on next week's card. pic.twitter.com/LEgydE1yhJ— Sohail (@Sohail_H) October 30, 2021
Khamzat Chimaev holding Li in the air while talking to Dana White! LMAOOO! Dude is a straight savage!! pic.twitter.com/p9aLKYnXK0— ✯✯✯✯✯ (@FTBVids_YT) October 30, 2021
'Borz' then completed the stunning sequence by applying an incredibly tight rear naked choke that forced Li to tap out 3:16 into the bout.
And NEW Super Violenceweight champ. Khamzat "Borz" Chimaev pic.twitter.com/HPzn7t5EYP— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 30, 2021
Talking to Dana as he slams the Leech to the canvas. Held him in the air for some shit talking. What a lunatic Chimaev is. Focus monster, please focus. #UFC267— Fight Ghost (@Fight_Ghost) October 30, 2021
Russian-born Chimaev is quickly making a name for himself in UFC and has only been on the receiving end of one significant strike during his four fights.
He's also barely spent any time in the Octagon such is his ability to secure the stoppage early on.
👊 10-0 in MMA.— bet365 (@bet365) October 30, 2021
👊 Four straight UFC wins.
👊 Four straight UFC finishes.
👊 Fastest consecutive UFC wins.
👊 Quickest three fight win streak in UFC history.
👏 Khamzat Chimaev is a special talent.#UFC267 pic.twitter.com/x5hzrlpRDW
He struggled badly with COVID-19 after contracting the virus earlier this year but you would not have known how serious his experience was going off his work tonight.
The 170lb division is his priority at the moment, with Chimaev targeting some bigger fights.
“Now we’re focused on 170 because I gave my word to my coach,” Chimaev told Red Corner MMA before his return to the OCTAGON.
“He said, ‘Listen, now we focus on that.’ Now everyone knows me, who I am, I become famous. Now, just give me fights at 170, take the belt, and then we jump up and take that also....
“I want to fight with everyone, top-10 guys. If I beat 10 guys now and become 20-0, then go up, beat some 20 guys at 84 kilos, now 40-0. We will see what happens. I hope everything goes good.”
Full of confidence, Chimaev believes he will be seen as " the best fighter in this game" by the time he hangs up his gloves.
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