According to the Brazilian, which he voiced in the next edition of the MMA Hour program, the Chechen fighter did not accept his offer to fight in the light heavyweight category at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro.
“What the heck? I asked them to organize this fight in Brazil. Fake belt, fake coach, fake fighter,” wrote Borz in the comments to the news.
At the same time, Chimaev did not specify whether this means that he is ready to fight Pereira in the light heavyweight division. Recall that Chimaev began to actively challenge Pereira after the Brazilian at UFC 281 in New York finished by TKO in the fifth round of Israel Adesanya and took away his UFC championship belt in the middle weight category.
The UFC 283 tournament will take place on January 21 in Rio de Janeiro and will be the first numbered event of the strongest league in the world next year.