Khamzat Chimaev Sends Message To Gilbert Burns, Hints At Upcoming Fight: ‘Be Ready, You Die’

    ByRoss Markey

    Jan 24, 2022

    Streaking undefeated UFC welterweight contender, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev continues to welcome a future pairing against one-time undisputed title chaser, Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns, claiming the Brazilian would “die” if they ever shared the Octagon.

    Chimaev, who currently sits at #10 in the official welterweight rankings, has been linked with an Octagon return in the coming months. And along with Burns, has welcomed a potential UFC 273 clash in Florida on April 9. – as well as a trip to hostile territory for UFC 274 on May 7. in Burns’ native, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Whilst a pairing between the two has failed to come to fruition at the time of publication, both Chimaev and Burns have extensively called for the promotion to pit each other together in a high-stakes bout – with the victor likely to earn themselves a shot at welterweight spoils.

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    With the pair continually jawing for a showdown in either April or May, Chimaev further hinted at a bout with Burns in the future, as he trains in Thailand at Tiger Muay Thai.

    “Be ready you die boy @GilbertDurinho,” Khamzat Chimaev tweeted.

    Most recently featuring on the main card of UFC 267 back in October on ‘Fight Island’, AllStars MMA trainee, Chimaev successfully extended his undefeated career run to 10 fights – stopping the top-10 ranked, Li Jingliang with a completely one-sided first round rear-naked choke win. 

    The victory came as Chimaev’s fourth under the UFC, following a trio of prior successes against Gerald Meerschaert, Rhys McKee, and John Philips. 

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    For Burns, the one-time welterweight title challenger rebounded from a third round knockout loss to champion, Kamaru Usman last March, with a unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 back in July in a co-headlining slot.

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