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Swedish fighter mixed martial (MMA), Khamzat Chimaev responded to comparisons with Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. His words reports MMA Junkie.
26-year-old athlete admitted that he doesn’t care that it is often called “Habib version 3.0”. “I love the way he fights. For me he is the best fighter today without taking into account weight categories”, — he said. Kimaev said that he would soon overtake Nurmagomedov and take the place of the best in the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). He also underlined that does not see any difficulty in this sport. “I’m people and get paid for it”, he concluded.
Earlier on July 26 Chimaev won a second victory in the UFC in 10 days, setting a record for the organization. A native of Chechnya, made his debut in the promotion on July 16. Spectacular start in the UFC Chimaeva rated by experts and journalists. After the opening of the Swede repeatedly compared with Nurmagomedov, calling Chimaeva “new Habib”.
Nurmagomedov — UFC champion at lightweight. The Russian takes the second place in the ranking of the best UFC fighters no weight categories. On account of his 28 victories in 28 fights in MMA.
Chimaev was born in Chechnya. He moved to Sweden at the age of 16 years. On account of a fighter with eight wins and no losses in MMA.
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