Previous UFC two-division champion McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) recently stated he’s eyeing a clash with 170-pound titleholder Kamaru Usman upon his return to competitiveness this calendar year, an idea that UFC president Dana White did not right away dismiss.
Though Usman (20-1 MMA, 15- UFC) laughed off McGregor’s callout, it undeniably would be the most significant combat of his job organization-wise, a thing Chimaev (10- MMA, 4- UFC) wouldn’t fault Usman for accepting.
“If he wanna be again, if he require some support then, we’re listed here,” Chimaev said on his YouTube channel. “If he wanna struggle Usman, I consider it possibly can happen because the person is so famed. They can make income, great cash, equally. That’s why if they wanna battle, both, I assume the UFC wanna make it.”
Ahead of receiving significant thought for his individual crack at gold, Chimaev (10- MMA, 4- UFC) will have to 1st get past Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on April 9. He thoroughly expects to be subsequent in line for a title shot with a get – unless he’s passed up for McGregor.
Chimaev, who’s formulated a well publicized friendship with Darren Until, even available to help the Irish celebrity get ready for the prospective combat.
“When I complete Gilbert Burns, I believe I am the up coming for title,” Chimaev included. “But this is the small business. Who’s the famed, tends to make a lot more revenue, they pick out them. I comprehend that, but we’ll see what is gonna happen. If he wanna appear and prepare with us, he’s welcome.”
McGregor hasn’t noticed steps considering the fact that his trilogy-battle reduction to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. “The Notorious” experienced a damaged leg in his initially-round TKO reduction, and has been on the mend since. He a short while ago stated he should really be cleared for a return to full sparring in April.