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Midnight Mania! Slumbering Khamzat awakens just in time for UFC 287, calls out EVERYBODY!

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It’s been a relatively quiet few months for Khamzat Chimaev. Most of the recent headlines about “Borz” have been just that, about the Chechen talent rather than from him. For example, UFC President Dana White confirms he’s heading up to Middleweight, or Robert Whittaker explaining that he was never offered the fight against Chimaev. Chimaev hasn’t even tweeted since November of last year, which is quite the change of pace for a many who fought twice in a week and a half and promised to kill everybody.

Well, that “Borz” woke back up just in time for UFC 287, which prominently features the title fight in his new weight class between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. Just a couple days before the event, Chimaev is back online and calling out several potential Middleweight foes and would-be Welterweight foils.

In short, Chimaev wants the smoke with Alex Pereira, Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Burns (again), and Paulo Costa.

After all the callouts, he concluded, “See you in Abu Dhabi, with who I don’t care, I came here to kill everybody.”

Of those mentioned, Paulo Costa seems like the most likely candidate. The recently re-signed Brazilian has beef with Chimaev, as the two nearly came to blows at UFC PI last year. Plus, a victory over Costa would be the perfect way to introduce Chimaev to the title picture.


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