This was announced in an interview with TSN sportswriter Aaron Bronsteter by UFC President Dana White.
“This is not true, complete nonsense,” said the head of the league. “We have a plan for Khamzat and we will announce it as soon as we are ready. What Usman is going to do, I don’t know yet. He has to make some decisions. He wants to fight Khamzat, but not at middleweight, and I don’t do catchweight fights.”
Initially, the source of information about the fight was the fighters themselves, who expressed their interest in confronting each other on social networks. At the same time, a Chechen fighter in a recent interview said that at the moment the Nigerian is discussing the financial side of the issue with the organization.
Recall that 29-year-old Khamzat Chimaev does not know defeat and goes on a series of six victories in the UFC, and 36-year-old Kamaru Usman suffered two defeats in title fights with Leon Edwards, who took away his UFC welterweight championship belt.