Khamzat Chimaev has big ambitions for his UFC career.
Chimaev has made a big splash in his UFC career so far after debuting for the promotion last year and earning dominant victories in short-notice bouts at welterweight and middleweight.
He is now seemingly dialed in on winning welterweight gold as he recently returned to action with a dominant first-round submission victory over Li Jingliang.
Although the undefeated star is still yet to be truly tested, many observers believe Chimaev is the real deal and is destined to become a champion.
Chimaev certainly believes so as he not only plans on becoming a champion in one division but as many as three divisions.
“Well, probably getting a few more championship belts,” Chimaev said in recent interview with RT (via BJ Penn). “Becoming the best. I don’t want to be just a regular guy who won one belt. I want two or three belts.
“We’ll see, if I can do it I will do it. We may make our plans, but God has the last word.”
Khamzat Chimaev Confident Against Gilbert Burns
In order to achieve his first goal of becoming a welterweight champion, Chimaev will have to get past Gilbert Burns first.
Although the fight is not official, it is expected that the pair will collide next. Burns is certainly a tough test and undoubtedly Chimaev’s best opponent in the UFC so far.
But with that said, “Borz” doesn’t rate the Brazilian too highly and is very confident in his chances to come out on top and remain undefeated.
“All those numbers mean nothing. To be honest, I don’t see a real challenge in him. We’ll see. Everything may happen in a fight, but I am confident as usual,” Chimaev added. “I think I will just smash him with my skills and power. I feel that way.
“He might feel different, but I will go there and do what I did the last time.”
There will certainly be no denying Chimaev if he was to enjoy a decisive victory over someone like Burns.