UFC welterweight Sean Brady shared his thoughts on Khamzat Chimaev’s recent battle with Gilbert Burns.
Chimaev is one of the hottest stocks as of now in the UFC and faced his toughest test to date in April at UFC 273. Taking on the former title challenger Gilbert Burns in the people’s main event of the night, ‘Borz’ came out on top in his first fight that went the distance.
Sean Brady comments on Khamzat Chimaev
The current ninth-ranked contender at 170-lbs, Sean Brady, has been keeping an eye out for the other up-and-coming stars in his division. Chimaev was sitting right outside the top ten at 11 going into his most recent outing and improved his standing significantly to be the third-ranked contender today.
In a recent appearance on the Morning Kombat podcast, Sean Brady gave his breakdown of Khamzat Chimaev’s successful efforts against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273.
Brady believes that people had unrealistic expectations from the upcoming Chechen native.
“I’ve seen a lot of people giving Khamzat sh*t because he had a tough fight. I feel like people thought Khamzat was going to go in there, and f**king shoot lasers out of his eyes”
“He’s a human. Yeah, he’s very very good and he mauled a couple of guys who weren’t that good, and skilled but Gilbert, I knew that was not going to happen.”
Brady on meeting Paul Felder
Hailing from Philadelphia, Brady crossed paths with former UFC lightweight and current commentator Paul Felder during his early days in the sport. The 29-year-old talked about how he would spar Felder and what their first impressions were like.
“‘This dude’s a f**king hot head, just keep your hands up when you spar him.’ So literally every time anyone would spar Paul, he would start throwing bombs on you and we would just, his takedown defense sucked. So we’re just taking him down, and just ground and pound, and just submit him. But over the years, it got better and better so takedowns became hard to get”
“He was throwing real kicks at you, knees, elbows, and he’ll tell you too, he was a hard dude to deal with on the feet but it made us all f**king super good.”
Brady is an upcoming prospect who has broken into the top ten in welterweight rankings. While he doesn’t have a fight lined up right now, he’s one to watch out for as he continues his momentum forward against higher-ranked opponents.