Khamzat Chimaev has warned UFC officers to ‘cover’ Conor McGregor from him on Battle Island subsequent month.
Each males will probably be in Abu Dhabi in January as a part of the UFC’s first week of motion of 2021 with Chimaev going through Leon Edwards and McGregor taking over Dustin Poirier once more.
Though the Chechen-born Swede is preventing on the 20th and ‘The Infamous’ will probably be in motion on the 23rd, each males might doubtlessly come into contact with each other as they’re inside the UFC bubble on the island.
Chimaev has by no means been afraid to let the Irishman know precisely how a lot he dislikes him, threatening to kill McGregor if he ever repeated his ill-fated Dublin pub assault on his father.
‘Borz’ additionally admitted he flew to Eire to confront the 32-year-old over a few of his feedback within the build-up to his 2018 battle with Khabib, and the animosity clearly stays.
“If I see him on Battle Island, one thing will certainly occur. The UFC wants to cover him,” Chimaev mentioned with a smile throughout an Instagram Stay chat with Russian MMA journalist Igor Lazorin.
Chimaev is lastly getting the step up in competitors he has urged Dana White to reward him with, going through welterweight contender Edwards in the primary occasion of UFC Battle Night time 185.
The Englishman was set to face Tyron Woodley at UFC London again in March, however remains to be but to battle since July 2019 following his victory over Rafael dos Anjos.
In the meantime McGregor confirmed he was anticipating his third youngster with fiancée Dee Devlin in a candy Instagram put up because the Irishman continues to organize for his rematch with Poirier.