Ahead of the welterweight championship fight, Khamzat Chimaev labels Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards clowns.
Swedish professional mixed martial artist Khamzat Chimaev has insulted the two main characters of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 286 card.
Nigerian professional mixed martial artist Kamarudeen Usman aims to regain the UFC welterweight title.
Usman takes on English professional mixed martial artist Leon Edwards in a trilogy fight.
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Back in December 2015, Usman defeated Edwards via decision in their first match-up on the prelims of Dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 in Florida.
In the main event of the UFC 278, Edwards got his revenge by knocking out Usman with a head kick in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Now set for their third fight, Chimaev has branded both fighters as clowns.
Chimaev has been a massive contender for the welterweight title but was not even considered as a backup for the trilogy fight.
The UFC opted to make American Colby Covington the replacement fighter should Usman or Edwards pull out.
Following the ceremonial weigh-in by Usman and Edwards, Chimaev took to social media to insult both fighters.
On an Instagram post promoting the UFC 286 main event between Usman and Edwards, Chimaeve commented, “Soon I’ll take my belt from this two clowns.”
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Chimaev is not the only fighter interested in facing the winner of the trilogy fight between Usman and Edwards.
The Swedish star is expected to return later this year in the middlweight division and hopes to return to the welterweight division to face the winner of the fight between Edwards and Usman.
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