Khamzat Chimaev has vented his frustration that nobody wants to fight him as the current No.3 ranked welterweight contender seeks to build on his unbeaten 12-0 career record in 2023
“Nobody wants to fight,” Chimaev said on his YouTube channel. “They gave me four different countries, four different opponents. Nobody wants to fight.
“I’m going to fight somebody. I don’t know whom. They change the opponents all the time. Every week I have a new opponent,” Chimaev continued. “But nobody wants to fight. The guys trash talk and say a lot of sh*t about me. ‘I want to fight you. I want to fight you,’ but when it comes to the fight and signing the contract everyone runs away.”
Chimaev has targeted the UFC 285 event in March as the ideal landing spot for his next fight, but he remains none the wiser as to who he’ll be going up against, or if it’ll be at 170lbs or 185lbs.
“It doesn’t matter (if I face a welterweight a middleweight). Just need some opponent. I’m next for the title. Who are these guys going to fight? Alex Pereira, he has a 6-1 record. I’ve never lost in my life, and he lost against a sh*t guy. The guy’s not in the UFC as well. UFC don’t want it. The guy don’t want it.”
“I just want to fight. Give me somebody. If the guys run away from me, just give me somebody. I’m ready.”