Khamzat Chimaev tells Stephen Thompson, ‘leave Leon Edwards on my own,’ components contain disclose – MMA Combating

Khamzat Chimaev decided to step on Stephen Thompson’s first ever social media callout on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, “Wonderboy” doubled down on his passion to face Leon Edwards via Twitter, a matter he made in a up-to-the-minute interview with MMA Combating.

All due admire @Leon_edwardsmma , which I gain a quantity of for you, I gain been announcing I’d divulge to battle you for a whereas now! It makes sense and shall be a extensive match up.

I contain that used to be my first Twitter name out ever. man that felt extra special. #FirstTimeForEverything

— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) September 22, 2020

Round 10 hours later, the undefeated Chimaev, days after his spectacular 17-2nd knockout divulge over Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11, known as an audible by tough Thompson to a battle as a substitute.

Chimaev has burst onto the UFC scene with three finishes in a 66-day span. “Borz” accomplished John Phillips with a D’arce choke in the 2nd spherical of his octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 13 in July sooner than turning around 11 days later with a notable-spherical TKO divulge over Rhys McKee. The 26-year-aged earned his third straight efficiency bonus following his one-punch KO over a 44-battle dilapidated in Meerschaert.

Despite the truth that tentatively on the books per UFC President Dana White, a matchup between Chimaev and ragged title challenger Demian Maia used to be being targeted for November. But as of now, the battle is no longer yet signed, and White acknowledged it’s capability the likelihood may even be booked for one other battle sooner than Maia.

Thompson, in the period in-between, is taking a watch to approach to circulation for the important time since a unanimous likelihood divulge over Vicente Luque at UFC 244 in November. When talking with MMA Combating, he acknowledged Chimaev is indubitably on his radar because the standout continues his meteoric upward push in each the middleweight and welterweight divisions.

“He’s positively a tricky dude and someone you should divulge your eye on indubitably—someone like me, especially,” acknowledged Thompson.

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