Khamzat Chimaev zeros in on Kamaru Usman, says UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi targeted: ‘I’m gonna fight this guy’
Khamzat Chimaev has relocated to Dubai with his team where he’s practicing patience. “UFC told us we’re gonna fight in Abu Dhabi,” Chimaev said in a video posted to his YouTube channel on Tuesday, “so that’s what I’m waiting for.” Chimaev has been raring to get back in the octagon since his last fight, a first-round submission win over Kevin Holland . That was back in September of last year at UFC 279, and it came together after the weigh-ins following Chimaev’s massive miss on the scale for his originally scheduled welterweight headliner with Nate Diaz. Ever since then, Chimaev’s future has remained in question, with UFC president Dana White stating that he wants the rising UFC star to move up to middleweight. Chimaev has called out a slew of potential opponents, including former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman , current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, and No.