UFC newcomer Khamzat Chimaev has already set the world on fire, recording two wins in 10 days this month at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
In a recent interview with Russian freelance reporter Adam Zubayraev, Chimaev said he traveled to Ireland around the time of his professional debut in 2018 to find McGregor and “beat him up” for comments made about Nurmagomedov and Chechens.
“At that time, I was fighting as an amateur or a pro record of 1-0 when that happened,” the 26-year-old welterweight said in Russian, as translated by Adam Zubayraev
“It is that time when he insulted Khabib, and he also was talking about Zubaira (Tukhugov). At that time, nobody knew who I was. He was also talking about another guy who’s also Chechen.
“I don’t remember his name, but he told us he knocked him out in a sparring session. My mind was blowing up at the moment, but I’m living here very close to him. I was thinking that I would catch him in the streets or at the gym and beat him up. This is what he deserved.”
UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev is prepared to fight Conor McGregor anywhere, anytime.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, Chimaev said “Send me location … I come and smash your face!.” He added that he could beat Conor McGregor in the first round inside the Octagon.