Khamzat Chimaev talks Kamaru Usman, says Paulo Costa was ‘scared’ of Israel Adesanya

“He’s a good fighter but doesn’t have that knockout punch like I have and doesn’t have wrestling like me,” Chimaev said of Usman (h/t Abhinav Kini of The Body Lock) “What is he going to do? If I do my hard work in the gym, nobody can beat me in the fight.”

“I think Paulo Costa was scared in this fight [against Adesanya at UFC 253],” he added. “I don’t know why people are scared to go in the cage and fight. In the gym, everybody tough, hard sparring but when it comes to the cage, they are being chicken. I don’t understand this mentality.

“He’s [Adesanya] good in the standup but nobody did any wrestling with him. Yoel Romero, he only threw three or four punches in the standup. I can beat this guy. How is he going to come up from under me if I take him down? I don’t think he will. I’m going to beat his face.”

/r/MMA Thread Link -