Chimaev to leapfrog Usman in UFC title checklist?

Chimaev to leapfrog Usman in UFC title checklist?

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes the UFC will set apart Kamaru Usman ‘on ice’ whereas Leon Edwards defends his welterweight title against Khamzat Chimaev.

Sonnen’s comments come after Khamzat’s historic UFC 279 weight hotfoot away out that seen the ‘Borz’ hit the scales seven and a half of pounds over the non-title fight welterweight restrict.

Still, Sonnen believes Chimaev’s next fight will most probably be at 170 and that the UFC will guide him against Edwards whereas Usman, who ‘Rocky’ knocked out final month, waits to fight the winner for the championship.

“I don’t luxuriate in that Kamaru Usman goes to be battling Leon next,” used UFC middleweight and gentle heavyweight title challenger Sonnen advised MiddleEasy in a most up-to-date interview (h/t Sportskeeda). “I luxuriate in that Kamaru’s next fight will most probably be for a belt. I luxuriate in they’re gonna preserve Kamaru on ice. I luxuriate in Chimaev vs Leon is a valid possibility with the winner drawing into Kamaru… I luxuriate in that while you’ve these three and you’re gonna match’em up, the insist does topic. And I luxuriate in what I lovely offered is a more viable insist.”

The UFC is reportedly concentrated on a trilogy bout between Edwards and Usman which is more liable to head ahead than Sonnen’s proposal attributable to Khamzat lacking weight against Diaz and Usman deserving a rematch with Edwards essentially essentially based mostly on the truth he used to be winning till the KO.