Former UFC champion Kamaru Usman responds to callout from Khamzat Chimaev: “LFG!”

By Harry Kettle - May 15, 2023

Kamaru Usman has issued his response to a recent callout from Khamzat Chimaev as talk of a fight between them grows.

Following his two defeats to Leon Edwards, many have wondered what’s next for Kamaru Usman. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is eager to try and climb back to the top, but he’ll have to work incredibly hard to get there.

Someone who has been frequently associated with him and a potential fight is Khamzat Chimaev. We haven’t seen ‘Borz’ since last September, with many also wondering what the future holds for him.

Whether it be at welterweight or middleweight, this is certainly the kind of contest that will have fans salivating.

Now, as per the following exchange, it definitely seems as if plans are in motion to make it happen.

Chimaev implies that there’s a lot of money to be made in a fight between them, with Kamaru having a very simple reply: “let’s f***ing go”.

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In terms of how fans and the bookies may view this one, it certainly feels like an uphill climb for Usman to try and get the job done. With that being said, the fact that he’s actually calling for it should indicate that he means business.

Chimaev has been out of the cage for a while now and rumors have suggested he could get back in there by October. If that does prove to be the case, he may wind up on the next Abu Dhabi card.

Usman has taken some time to heal injuries and get back to the drawing board. The stars are aligning, and it feels like this could well happen in 2023.

Are you excited by the possibility of Khamzat Chimaev vs Kamaru Usman? Is there a good chance it will actually happen? Let us know in the comments, BJPENN Nation!

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