Georges St-Pierre is singing the praises of Khamzat Chimaev.
Chimaev is a rising force in the UFC’s welterweight division. He has a perfect pro MMA record of 11-0 and is coming off a gritty victory over Gilbert Burns.
During a UFC Paris Q&A, St-Pierre was asked if he thinks Chimaev is championship material. GSP left no doubt on how he feels about “Borz” (h/t MMAJunkie).
“Yes, Khamzat is very good,” St-Pierre told fans and media during a Q&A on Friday in Paris. “He’s got all the skills. He’s very good, and he showcased incredible durability and great mental strength in his last fight when he fought Gilbert Burns, because he was pushed to the limit, and that’s when you recognize a true warrior, a true champion than a contender. When he faced those moments of adversity, some collapse, but some push through and succeed, and he proved it in his last fight. He’s very, very good.”
Chimaev will collide with Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 279 on September 10. St-Pierre shared what he expects to see from Chimaev in the bout.