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This is why UFC expert believes Khamzat will become first-ever UFC triple champ



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Michael Bisping.

Former middleweight champion, now UFC-expert, Michael Bisping is positive that rising star Khamzat Chimaev could become the first triple-weight division champ in the company’s history.

In a new YouTube video, the expert explained why Khamzat has what it takes to challenge fighters, and win gold, in all three weight classes.

“He had six fights in the UFC. Other than the fight with Gilbert Burns, he’s only absorbed two strikes. That is ridiculous. That’s the type of guy we’re dealing with here, and that’s why I think we might see him go out there and become a three weight division champion,” Bisping said.

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Michael Bisping breaks down the road for triple gold

To achieve such a humongous task, Chimaev has to beat Colby Covington in order to get to a welterweight title fight, according to the British expert.

“First of all, he has to become the welterweight champion of the world. Of course, not an easy thing to do. Right now on the throne is Leon Edwards.”

Next up is middleweight, where Israel Adesanya is running through the whole division, and will defend his title against Alex Pereira in November.

“Imagine if Adesanya wins, he needs fresh meat. Now, if Khamzat has become the welterweight champion of the world, Adesanya needs fresh meat, he needs challenges, Khamzat will be willing to do that, “Bisping said. “I think Dana would let him do it, simply because the pay-per-view would be absolutely phenomenal. And style makes fights.”

“Or if Alex Pereira beats Izzy I think there’s an even easier fight for Khamzat.”

The UFC expert believed that the move up to light heavyweight is where it would start to get tricky for “Borz”. However, he claimed that the Swede has the frame and height to have success in 205 as well.

“A lot of people think he might not be big enough. Well, Khamzat is six foot two, which is the same height as eleven men that have been UFC light heavyweight champion of the world,” Bisping said. “Let’s not forget he beat Jack Hermansson in a grappling match at 92 kilos, which is 203 pounds.”

“It’s a lot of hypotheticals, but these are very real hypotheticals.”

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