Georges St-Pierre believes Khamzat Chimaev deserves another shot at welterweight despite widespread calls for him to go up to middleweight and that Khamzat Chimaev needs to earn back his respect after missing weight against Nate Diaz at UFC 279.
St-Pierre believes the No. 3-ranked welterweight needs to act more professionally if he wants to earn a championship fight against the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman III. Khamzat flipped off the audience after being booed for missing weight.
“He needs to make weight,” St-Pierre said.
“When you miss weight it’s a big disrespect not only to your opponent but to the sport. But we don’t know what happened. Maybe there’s a reason, maybe there’s a medical reason or something, so when you don’t know, you don’t know. But for sure, in the future, if he misses weight another time, maybe that will prevent him from having a title shot.”
“Maybe give him the chance to go back at 170 if he wants to, but he can’t miss weight. Missing weight, it’s hard to forgive. As a fan, I would like to see Kamaru Usman get revenge, because if anyone deserves it, it’s him. Maybe perhaps Chimaev has a shot against the winner of this fight.”
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