In the aftermath of the unforgettable fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns, there is still a lot happening behind closed doors. Before the fight even happened, UFC president Dana White hinted at Colby Covington as Chimaev’s next opponent as long as he won the fight. This obviously happened and the decisions started happening with both fighters’ representatives having meetings with the chairman. But new developments have opened more options for the Chechen fighter that could be even more appealing for him. First of all, Gilbert Burns is doing everything he can in order to get an instant rematch.
After the fight, Dana White was so impressed with ‘Durinho’ that he publicly announced he would grant him the winning bonus as he also did with Khamzat. Days after that, both warriors publicly called each other out on Twitter and teased a possible five-round bout that would instantly make everyone happy. But Khamzat seems ready to take it up to the next level, he wants to keep climbing the ladder until he gets his title shot against Kamaru Usman in the Welterweight division. What needs to happen to Khamzat if he wants to get all the way to taking a shot at that belt?