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Dana White hints Chimaev vs. Covington coming up: “I’ll get it done”

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Top ranked welterweights Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev. Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie  USA TODAY Sports and Handout Photo – USA TODAY Sports

In a new interview with MacLife, UFC president Dana White opens for having Khamzat Chimaev facing Colby Covington next year.

When getting the suggestion that the fight would serve as the co-main event for the third fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, which likely takes place in London, the UFC president agreed.

“I agree with you. Alright, I’m on it. I’ll get it done,” White said.

 

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The only fight that makes sense for Khamzat Chimaev?

With Edwards defending his welterweight title against Usman, Khamzat Chimaev teased a move up the middleweight a while back.

However, since former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker just got booked to clash with top ranked Paulo Costa at UFC 284 in February, there are arguably no fights in the middleweight division that makes sense for “Borz” at the moment.

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A fight with No. 2 ranked welterweight Covington is on paper the fight the best for No. 3 ranked Khamzat Chimaev.

In his last fight, Covington defeated his rival Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 in March. Chimaev comes from a first-round submission win against Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland at UFC 279 in September.

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