Former champion says Chimaev's success could hinder him against Whittaker

Michael Bisping believes that the Emirati's momentum could be a damaging factor against the Australian; athletes face each other on June 1

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Khamzat Shimaev in victory in UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter UFC

Keeping an eye on the next fight Khamzat Shimaev, the former middleweight champion (up to 83,9kg) Michael Bisping, used his vast experience to alert Emiratis about the risks faced by Robert whittaker. Aware that the athlete is undefeated and is one of the biggest active stars in MMA, the Englishman believes that any positive status could become a harm to 'Lobo' on June 1st.

“The problem for Khamzat is that he is too confident. That's because he's undefeated, 13-0, six knockouts, five submissions. He is a force of nature, he hopes to simply 'kill everyone'. And when he can't do that, he gets tired, and that's kind of a gift and a curse, isn't it? Because if he tries, he succeeds most of the time, right? But when he can't do that, when he can't finish, he's put so much energy out there, he's spent so much, that he gets tired, and that's not an insult, it's just the way it goes," Bisping said on his channel. of YouTube.

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When continuing with his speech, Bisping highlighted a possible scenario that could hinder Chimaev in the confrontation.

“So what does he do in this fight? Does he go slow? Will he control himself? Well, he's going to have to control himself, but if he controls himself, he might not get the submission and he won't perform like he always does. What if he empties the tank? And if he gives his all to get the submission and Robert whittaker still standing? He might be f***ed up, okay?” she concluded.

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R. Whittaker faces Khamzat Shimaev on June 1st. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

Scheduled to star in UFC Saudi Arabia, the fighters face off on June 1, in a duel lasting up to five rounds. A favorite at the bookmakers, Chimaev is expected to become the next challenger for the middleweight title if he wins.

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