The toughest opponent at welterweight for Khamzat Chimaev has changed, according to Darren Till.
Darren Till used to think that Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman’s wrestling and cardio may cause problems for his teammate Chimaev. (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC).
However, he believes that Leon Edwards’ (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) skill set is the most well-rounded and dangerous for Chimaev now that Edwards has won the welterweight title.
“I think he’s going to be the welterweight world champion. I really do,” Till said. “I’ve changed my mind on who I think is going to be his toughest fight as well. I used to think Usman or Colby would be his toughest fight.
“I actually think Leon could be his toughest fight. Just because of his takedown defense and his striking. If I had to say his toughest fight in the welterweight division, I think it would be Leon… I’d like to see Khamzat get one more fight before he fights Leon, or potentially just fight Leon straight away.”