MMA – Alexander Gustafsson, three-time challenger for the heavyweight world title, tells Ariel Helwani’s microphone that Khamzat Chimaev is coaching tougher than he has ever accomplished in his profession.
During an interview in the podcast, MMA Hour, by Ariel Helwani, Alexander Gustafsson confided in about his profession. He took the chance to offer his opinion concerning the fighter, Khamzat Chimaev. Gustafsson is aware of properly Chimaev : each in the identical Swedish fitness center, The Allstars coaching Center. For Gustafsson, “The Wolf” is by far one of many hardest-coaching fighters within the UFC. He now not remembers their assembly, nonetheless, he observes with admiration the progress that Chimaev has made these days.
For Gustafsson, “The Wolf” wasn’t all the time the entire fighter we all know at this time. He arrived in his room as a fighter with huge potential. However, it was his onerous work and the depth of his coaching that gave him the machine he is at this time. Also, the three-time challenger for the heavyweight title of the world compares the depth of Chimaev’s preparation to the one he had adopted throughout his preparation to face Jon Jones. At the time, Gustafsson skilled 3 instances a day and carried out about twenty sparrings. He explains that Chimaev himself trains 5 instances a day and even more. The Wolf is, apparently, tireless and his battle IQ is just rising.
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In his lengthy-awaited return to the UFC, Gustafsson will face veteran heavyweight Ben Rothwell. The occasion will happen on May 21. He is making ready for this, alongside Chimaev. Their sparring did not depart him detached. Again, on the microphone of Ariel Helwani, he explains that “The Wolf” is spectacular: “Although he is a welterweight, he hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight”.
The hype round Khamzat “The Wolf” Chimaev could be very actual. In addition to followers, even UFC headliners are impressed together with his efficiency and agility within the cage. We hope that after going through Gilbert Burns, Chimaev shall be entitled to a title shot in opposition to the present champion, Kamaru Usman.