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Khamzat Chimaev can be as big as Conor McGregor as per Dana White

LockerRoom Team
12 August 2022

UFC President Dana White feels that Khamzat Chimaev can be as big as former UFC Champion Conor McGregor.

White revealed the same during his recent interview with GQ Sports and dropped the name of Khamzat when he was asked about the fighters that could make an impact like McGregor. You can see the question and answer below.

GQ Sports: Which fighter on the current roster has the potential to have the same impact on UFC as Conor McGregor?

Dana White: Maybe Khamzat Chimaev? We'll see.

Khamzat Chimaev is currently undefeated in his professional MMA career and is all set to fight Nate Diaz next. The Swede holds a professional MMA record of 11-0 to his name and made his debut in the UFC back in 2020. Prior to this, Khamzat competed in BRAVE Combat Federation where he made waves.

Khamzat has so far competed in the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions and noted that he would like to win titles in both the divisions.

Top Five UFC Fighters of all time

Along with the name of Khamzat Chimaev, Dana White also revealed his top five UFC Fighters of all time. Dana noted that Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Anderson Silva, Georges Sr. Pierre and Jon Jones are the top five UFC fighters of all time.

The UFC President also gave mentioned Kamaru Usman who could soon cross paths with Khamzat Chimaev in the UFC Welterweight division.

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Dana White also talked about a string of other topics including piracy of UFC events, UFC Fighter pay, and the GOAT Conversation among others. You can watch the complete interview below.

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