Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has impressed St-Pierre with his tenacity in defeating former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 in April.
“Yes, Khamzat is very good,” St-Pierre said.
“He’s got all the skills. He’s very good, and he showcased incredible durability and great mental strength in his last fight when he fought Gilbert Burns, because he was pushed to the limit, and that’s when you recognize a true warrior, a true champion than a contender. When he faced those moments of adversity, some collapse, but some push through and succeed, and he proved it in his last fight. He’s very, very good.”
“So I think we’re gonna see a better version of Khamzat, still better than what he was, and so it’s gonna be an interesting fight. But if I would have to bet on that fight, of course, I have to go with the odds and favor Khamzat Chimaev.”