Following the epic clash between Khamzat Chimaev and Former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns in the “Fight of the Night” battle at UFC 273 last weekend in Jacksonville, “Durinho” Breaks Silence On Khamzat bout, chopped it up about everything from a rematch, what it was fighting Khamzat, to how Chimaev would fare against “The Nigerian nightmare”.
In an interview with TMZ Sport, Burns believes “Borz” could be in big trouble if he was to put on a similar display against current 170lb champion and UFC’s pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman.
As he the only person to face both Kamaru and Khamzat “Durinho” said:
“That would be a tough fight. I still think Kamaru hits harder. Kamaru put me out, you know? Khamzat hit me with everything and he didn’t put me out.”
“The difference as of right now, for sure, after these wars, that guy’s gonna get better, I believe. The IQ of Kamaru Usman, if I gotta answer that question right now, will be the difference. Kamaru is a very intelligent and tested fighter. He’s been in the wars, he’s been against best guys around and I think Kamaru’s MMA wrestling is better than Khamzat’s. That’s my takeaway.”
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