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Khamzat claims ‘scared’ UFC protects champion Adesanya from him: “He’s going to lose the title”



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Khamzat Chimaev. Photo: Johnathon Michael –

Khamzat Chimaev would love to challenge middleweight king Israel Adesanya for the 185 title.

However, as Adesanya is one of the brightest shining stars and cash cows on the roster, Chimaev thinks the UFC won’t book a title fight between the two stilisticlly different fighters.

“For Israel, there’s nobody there – only me. So if you spoke about money, if you ask the fans, they want to see me and Israel. I’m a bad matchup for him. Everyone knows he’s going to lose the title. That’s why they save that guy,” Chimaev recently said on his YouTube channel.

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Khamzat: “They don’t want to lose him that fast”

According to Chimaev, he could use his wrestling to win the fight without a single punch thrown.

“You know they built up him. They don’t want to lose him that fast,” Chimaev said. “(I’d) finish that guy without punches, and that’s why they’re scared. Then (his) story’s dead, you know? They don’t want to kill that guy. Maybe the guy makes money for them, but I still make money, as well, so I don’t know what’s going on.”

At the moment, however, it looks like Khamzat has to wait to get a chance to fight for middleweight gold as Israel Adesanya has set his eyes on rising contender Dricus Du Plessis who he had a beef with in the past few months.

Du Plessis will take on former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker on July 8, and the winner could very well be fighting for the title next.

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