UFC’s hottest Prospect Khamzat Chimaev has stated that he is fired up after his last battle with Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 and wants to smash everybody in his next fight in the UFC. At UFC 273 Khamzat Chimaev fought his toughest battle against former title challenger Gilbert Burns. The duo fought toe-to-toe against each other for fifteen minutes and Khamzat needed up by getting the decision win. The fight was the toughest battle in Khamzat’s career as before this fight he had only absorbed 2 strikes in his four UFC fights. But in this fight, he nearly ate 119 strikes. After the fight, Khamzat talked about his fight and revealed his future fights in the UFC.
“I was too excited to knock him out,” Chimaev explained at the UFC 273 post-fight press conference. “I was saying to everybody all week I was going to knock him out in one round. I tried to knock him out. That was wrong for me, from the beginning.”
“The guy was tough, I didn’t accept that. From the first second to the last second, I tried to finish him. Next time, I’m going to work to be a little bit smarter. I’m going to smash somebody.”
“It wasn’t something surprising from him, but it was wrong for me. My coach told me all the time, you love to throw down and work more technical. I just want to take his head off. Next time, I’m going to work for that.”
Khamzat Chimaev also talked about the mistakes he made in his fight. He openly talked about the things he did wrong in this fight.
“I already know [what I did wrong],” Chimaev said. “From the beginning, I tried to knock him out. My coach said to me start slowly, work with your jab and defend. I just go in and just did some crazy s*** and I dropped him and I got more excited. I tried to finish him. I needed to let him up and knock him out again.”
“I’m going to watch my fight [one more time] what’s happening there. I don’t care about this s***. I’ll fight again against somebody else.”
Khamzat Chimaev also said that he use to talk trash because that was his gameplan.
“I said for all the guys in the UFC, they think I don’t respect the guys,” Khamzat Chimaev said. “This is the game. I tried to play with his mind and let him make some mistakes. I love that s***. I’ve been watching all the time, all the UFC s***. I try to learn something from everyone and I respect all my opponents. Everyone does this for their family.”
“Actually, it was a little bit hard to fight him because I see his kids, they come to me ‘you fight my daddy’ and I said, s***, f*** I don’t need that. I don’t want to fight with some daddy. I need some killer like me, who will kill somebody and don’t care about that s***. I go to him, I said I respect you brother, sorry for punches and we do that for our family and to have fun as well” Khamzat Chimaev said.
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