Aljamain Sterling thinks it’s only a matter of time before Khamzat Chimaev conquers the UFC and wins the world title.
‘Funk Master’ stunned by ‘Borz’ performance against Kevin Holland at UFC 279, sees Khamzat as “a special gift to this generation of MMA” and also A once-in-a-lifetime athlete destined to become a superstar and a champion.
Sterling knows a thing or two about the success of the championship and thinks world number three welterweight Khamzat already deserves the title. The UFC bantamweight champion believes Chimaev will remain undefeated unless he meets a fighter who combines wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
“Khamzat Chimaev…definitely a beast and an athlete’s stallion and a fighter’s stallion, man,” Sterling said on his YouTube channel ( h/t MMA Fighting). “In my personal humble opinion, this guy is just a special gift to this generation of MMA.
“I don’t see anyone else on this [official UFC ranking] List who can really give him a major challenge unless they’re going to be experts in the fighting department. Not just Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, they also have to do some type of wrestling. I think Khamzat has become a champion hopeful. “
“Khamzat is right there and he’s coming for everybody’s ass,” Sterling said. “I think he’s coming for everybody legally, he The way it’s done, I think it’s horrible. very scary. How many fights did he kill with one hit? The only person who could really touch him was Gilbert Burns. “
UFC President Dana White wants to see Khamzat move up permanently to middleweight Diaz at UFC 279 after a weightless bout with Nate. All The Star Training Center product suffered from vomiting and cramps while trying to gain 170 pounds during match week. Khamzat was relegated to the co-main event after weighing more than the 7-and-a-half pounds limit for non-championship contenders welterweight, where he won the 180-pound The weights played against Holland. He easily roughed Holland, submitting the Trail Blazers with a D’Arce choke at 2:13 of the first round.
As for Sterling-old, 33, he will defend his bantamweight title against former champion TJ Dillashaw at UFC 280 on October 22.