Chael Sonnen believes Chimaev Vs. Colby could happen in 2022, but it is definitely not happening next.
Speaking in his recent Youtube video, Sonnen said, “If you wanted to go and make a mega match, You could have Chimaev Vs. Colby Covington. But I’m very much confident telling you that, That’s not next. I’m also confident in telling you that it takes place in 2022, but that’s not next.”
Chael Sonnen also mentioned that he sees Chimaev is four-fight away from the title fight, so there’s no point discussing Chimaev Vs. Colby is happening next. Right?
He also shaded off the idea of Neil Magny as a next opponent for Chimaev. Sonnen feels so much time has gone by since that bout was in the discussion. If UFC had it booked, then they must have announced that.
But Sonnen liked the idea of Vicente Luke getting his name thrown on Chimaev’s hype train.
“I think you do have Luke, Who seems to be floating around, But spoke up a couple weeks ago. I think that Luke should speak up more.”
“I don’t know where Luke fits in the world, Like we had an actual tournament in actual competitive architecture and we put in the place Luke is going to be right up there.”
“I thought the way that Luke went after Chimaev a couple of weeks ago; I thought it was compelling. He told Chimaev, you’re saying a lot of names. You never said mine. Just say it, and I’ll be there.”
Khamzat Chimaev is undefeated in his MMA career with a perfect record of 10-0-0. His latest performance against Li Jingliang at UFC 267 was a one-sided affair.
He also recently appeared in a freestyle wrestling match against Jack Hermansson at Sweden-based Bulldog Fight Night 9.
Watch the full video of Chael Sonnen discussing Chimaev Vs. Covington.