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Morning News: Aljamain Sterling praises Khamzat Chimaev: “He is a special gift for this generation of MMA”

Aljamain Sterling only sees the good things that await Khamzat Chimaev’s future.

At UFC 279 last weekend, Chimaev’s dominance continued as fans got used to seeing it. Originally set to take on Nate Diaz in a welterweight duel that made headlines, “Borz” lost a serious seven-and-a-half pounds. As a result, the UFC was forced to make some adjustments that resulted in Chimaev facing Kevin Holland in the co-main event. via d’arce choke over two minutes. With his own wrestling prowess to the bantamweight title as a champion, Sterling was impressed with another pounding from Chimayev.

“Khamzat Chimaev…just an absolute beast and an athlete’s stallion and a fighter’s stallion, man,” Sterling said on his YouTube channel Say. “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. “

Chimaev’s weight mishap on Friday caused the entire top of UFC 279 to change. While most thought the fight got better, there’s no denying that they The difficulty escalated against Holland, who went from facing boxer Daniel Rodriguez.

Anyway, Holland didn’t happen to him and Chimaev earlier this week After the relationship, he had no regrets and, according to him, was generously compensated for stepping up in a short period of time.

“He (Netherlands) was the shortest Yes,” Sterling said. “Whatever he gets paid, I hope he’ll be taken care of and come out in this fight—I don’t want to say save the card—but save the card, you know? Even though Khamzat became a villain after losing 8 pounds, I think people are still interested in him, he has this aura, this kind of zen that people want to see, what he does is very Fascinating, and the energy he brings and how he does it. “

Official UFC welterweight ranking still places Chimayev at No. 3 after losing weight and 12th straight career win . Now, it’s just a question of whether he’ll keep trying to chase that 170-pound crown or try middleweight again. Either way, Sterling sees the 28-year-old smasher wipe out everyone.

” Sterling said. “I think he came legally for everyone, the way he did it, I thought it was scary. So scary. How many fights did he kill in one hit? The only person who could really touch him was Gilbert Burns.”


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I can’t really say I disagree with AlJo. The fight sequence Khamzat showed at UFC 279 was absolutely beautiful. A matchup of 170 or 185 with any of the top 5 is a must-see.

thanks for reading.

Last week’s grade:


55% of 639 total votes to “Khamzat Chimaev” when asked: “Who will win tomorrow?” Nate Diaz and Chimaev didn’t fight in the main event of UFC 279 after Chimaev was weightless.

Thursday: When asked “Who will win the battle?”, 62% of the 614 votes answered “Paul Costa”. Costa and Chimayev had a brief altercation during UFC 279 Fight Week.

Wednesday: when asked “Should Jon Jones be disqualified from GOAT discussions because of his PED history?”


46% of 584 total votes answered “Ciryl Gane” when asked, “In Of the possible heavyweight debut options, who has the best chance of beating Jon Jones?”

Today’s poll results:


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