Khamzat Chimaev understands if Conor McGregor gets Kamaru Usman first

Khamzat Chimaev understands if Conor McGregor gets Kamaru Usman first

Khamzat Chimaev won’t be way too upset if the UFC opts to give Conor McGregor a welterweight title shot just before him.

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.