Rockhold says Khamzat Chimaev declined to fight him twice


Khamzat Chimaev is said to be planning a return soon, but if Luke Rockhold is to be believed, the heavily hyped prospect has no interest in having him as his next opponent.

The former UFC middleweight champion told Ariel Helwani that he was offered to face Chimaev twice, a main event on August 28 and a three-round affair for UFC 265. Rockhold claims that Chimaev turned down both offers, and that he would stay at 170 lbs instead.

“All respect but I thought he would fight anyone,” Rockhold said about Chimaev.



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