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Adesanya poked fun at Chimaev's lip when he was asked about the European phenom, whose scored three big wins in the UFC.
"I don't even know the guy, I haven't seen his fights yet," the UFC middleweight champion told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
"I saw the presser and he was just talking s**t. He was just casting his net. Have you seen him fight? Rat lip? Meh."
He added: "Tim [Simpson, Adesanya's manager] said he fought low level competition. So he thinks I'm an easy fight... that's interesting. I mean, everyone does this when they're coming up, casting the net wide. Yeah, keep casting."
66 days.- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 20, 2020
196 strikes landed.
2 strikes received.
Khamzat Chimaev is a SERIOUS problem :triumph: pic.twitter.com/I7Cj16B8PY
Chimaev has since hit back at Adesanya by telling him that his insults will cost him his UFC title.
On Twitter, he wrote: "What do you said about me it will cost you your belt if you're still the champion Good luck."
@stylebender what do you said about me it will cost you your belt if you're still the champion Good luck- Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) September 23, 2020
Chimaev fought last weekend when he destroyed Gerald Meerschaert in 17-seconds at UFC Fight Night.
He was expected to return to action on 'Fight Island' but White has confirmed that the 26-year-old will headline a card in Las Vegas.
'Borz' took to social media to update fans on his next bout.
"I have a date, now they looking for other side. Five round main event," he wrote.
"Thank you @danawhite for keeping your word. Anybody. Anytime. Anywhere #KhamzatSmash."
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