Khamzat Chimaev angles for matchups with Leon Edwards, ‘b*tch’ Colby Covington

Khamzat Chumaev seems like he has everyone on his wishlist.

From former UFC dual-champ Daniel Cormier, to Brock Lesnar, to Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor, Chimaev (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) hasn’t discriminated when calling people out.

But, when it comes down to his division, Chimaev has zeroed in on the top welterweight competitors. A recent interview with “Hustle MMA ,” Chimaev asked him who he would like to fight out of Leon Edwards , Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal. He was quick to respond.

” With Edwards, of course,” Chimaev stated.

Chimaev has a long history with Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who has diverted his attention to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after his UFC 269 fight with Masvidal fell through. Chimaev tried to replace Edwards, but the fight was pulled from the card.

Not just did Edwards and Chimaev see multiple bookings cancelled due to COVID-related issues, but Chimaev claims that Edwards refused to spare him years before “Borz”, signing with UFC.

“He was at our gym. Chimaev stated that he refused to spar with me. “When I was not in the UFC I offered to spar. He refused to spar with me. He said that he would spar with me in the future.

” Now we’re back. He said he wanted to fight Usman and Usman won’t fight for six, seven, or seven months. Edwards is Edwards going to just sit there? I don’t believe so. I don’t know. He is a strange dude. You have to fight everyone if you want to make money and be the best. To fight for the belt, I will not wait one year. He will get hurt after a year. Another year will pass. Why not seize the moment? Grab the opportunity while you’re young. You can fight and make money. Do your job. Do your best .”

Chimaev also took to Twitter to call out former two-time title challenger Colby Covington (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC), who recently took aim at the highly touted prospect.

Let’s go bitch fight with me @ColbyCovMMA I will take your

— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) November 30, 2021

Call the cops I’m coming for you @ColbyCovMMA

— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) November 30, 2021

you don’t represent USA, i represent USA. You represent cowardice

— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) November 30, 2021

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