Khamzat Chimaev has repeatedly stated his desire to become the first three-weight champion in UFC history. In his MMA career, the unbeaten Chimaev has faced opponents in the welterweight (170-pound) and middleweight (185-pound) weight classes, earning victories at both weights in the UFC. The UFC light heavyweight (205-pound) category is where ‘Borz’ hasn’t yet competed.
On that topic, the Twitter account “@ufenft” has now suggested a potential UFC title bout between Chimaev and current UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill, questioning who would win.
The “@ufenft” Twitter handle appeared to concur with Niko Price’s assessment and noted that Jamahal Hill’s title-winning effort versus previous 205-pound champion Glover Teixeira in January did feature great defensive wrestling:
“We also witnessed Jamahl wrestle glover on defence.”
However, Khamzat Chimaev and Jamahal Hill’s anticipated battle is said to be unlikely to happen anytime soon because ‘Borz’ has recently been vying for the UFC welterweight title. Additionally, Chimaev has stated a desire to compete against former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at the middleweight division.
When Jamahal Hill criticized and mocked Khamzat Chimaev for his excessive trash talk
Speaking of a hypothetical Chimaev-Hill battle, Jamahal Hill famously berated the Swedish fighter who was born in Chechnya late last year. American MMA legend Hill took to the Wah Gwaan podcast to criticise some of his fellow UFC competitors for using excessive trash language.
Joaquin Buckley, a fellow UFC competitor, responded by mentioning Khamzat Chimaev as one of the aforementioned trash-talking fighters. Jamahal Hill echoed this and said:
That motherfker sounds foolish, man. Hill continued, “Smeshing me Money,” mocking Chimaev. He said, “I kill this man. I hate this man. You know what, bro? I don’t care. I recently acquired a warrior (*unintelligible). Hey, bro, shut the fk up. Get out of here, stupid.
The next opponents and precise dates for Jamahal Hill and Khamzat Chimaev’s comebacks have not yet been made publically known. Depending on which weight class he fights in next, Chimaev is widely believed to be only one victory away from a chance at the UFC welterweight or middleweight championship.
Jamahal Hill has also expressed interest in facing off against former champion Jiri “BJP” Prochazka if the latter returns following his recovery from a shoulder injury. If ‘BJP’ doesn’t show up soon, ‘Sweet Dreams’ appears ready to defend his title against other light heavyweights like Anthony Smith.