#sports Daniel Cormier brands Khamzat Chimaev the 'biggest LOSER' from UFC 278 fallout

#sports Daniel Cormier brands Khamzat Chimaev the ‘biggest LOSER’ from UFC 278 fallout

#sports activities Daniel Cormier brands Khamzat Chimaev the ‘greatest LOSER’ from UFC 278 fallout

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‘If he beats Nate Diaz, does he get Colby Covington subsequent?’: Daniel Cormier brands Khamzat Chimaev the ‘greatest LOSER’ from UFC 278 fallout, as undefeated star should now look forward to title shot after Usman vs Edwards trilogy

  • Leon Edwards’ welterweight victory over Kamaru Usman has shook the division
  • The way forward for Swedish title hopeful Khamzat Chimaev is now up in the air
  • Chimaev has been labelled as the ‘greatest loser’ by UFC legend Daniel Cormier
  • Cormier was stating that Chimaev now has to attend loads longer for a title shot 

Leon Edwards’ shock UFC welterweight championship win over Kamaru Usman is the spotlight of the Englishman’s profession with Edwards changing into the division’s undisputed champion.

But not everyone seems to be cheering as Khamzat Chimaev now has to press pause on his title hopes as an eagerly-anticipated trilogy battle in opposition to Usman looms.

UFC corridor of fame inductee Daniel Cormier labelled Chimaev as the ‘greatest loser’ in the fallout of Edwards’ newest success when speakjng on his YouTube channel, insisting that the Swedish fighter’s future is up in the air.

Khamzat Chimaev has been labelled as the 'biggest loser' by UFC hall of fame's Daniel Cormier

Khamzat Chimaev has been labelled as the ‘greatest loser’ by UFC corridor of fame’s Daniel Cormier

Leon Edwards (left) will now rematch Kamaru Usman after his shock championship win

Leon Edwards (left) will now rematch Kamaru Usman after his shock championship win

Russian-born Chimaev is at present in coaching for a fundamental occasion battle with veteran Nate Diaz at UFC 279 subsequent month, a battle that ought to he win would have put him subsequent in line for a divisional title shot. 

But battle commentator Cormier is not sure what the subsequent step is for Chimaev, with the Usman-Edwards rematch anticipated to happen later this 12 months that means a championship shot is additional away than ever earlier than.

‘I believe final weekend he didn’t perceive that he was the greatest loser in the Usman vs. Leon state of affairs, as a result of he was in line,’ Cormier stated on his YouTube channel. 

Colby Covington is also hoping for a welterweight tile opportunity

Chimaev is schedule to fight UFC veteran Nate Diaz next month

Russian-born Chimaev (proper) could now must face fellow title-hopeful Colby Covington (left)

‘All he needed to do was get previous Diaz. All he needed to do, get previous Diaz, you battle for the championship, however with Leon Edwards successful now, now we acquired a trilogy and rightfully so.

‘That results in the query: What is that this battle for? I really feel like for Diaz, this battle’s for legacy. 

‘I really feel like for Chimaev, that is simply one other scalp on his resume, as a result of I do not know if this win essentially places him nearer than he already is to a championship battle.

‘And, due to the end result final weekend, he’ll want another. I simply surprise who that another goes to return in opposition to. If he beats Diaz, does he get Covington subsequent?’

Cormier questioned who Chimaev fights next if he beats Nate Diaz at UFC 279 in September

Cormier questioned who Chimaev fights subsequent if he beats Nate Diaz at UFC 279 in September

34-year-old Colby Covington could characterize an middleman stepping stone that will make Chimaev the undoubted challenger for a shot at the Welterweight title.

Covington nonetheless can have his personal hopes of securing a 3rd title alternative after dropping twice already to former champion Usman and would offer Chimaev together with his hardest take a look at inside the Octagon but. 

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