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‘No one did that’ – UFC star Khamzat Chimaev aims to break Conor McGregor’s record and win three world titles

KHAMZAT CHIMAEV aims to become the UFC’s first three-weight world champion.

The undefeated Russian is likely to clinch the promotion’s welterweight title should he get past Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 next weekend.

Khamzat Chimaev flies up at UFC welterweight division

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Khamzat Chimaev flies up at UFC welterweight divisionCredit: GETTY
The undefeated Russian has set his sights on winning three world titles

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The undefeated Russian has set his sights on winning three world titlesCredit: GETTY
Chimaev hopes to beat Conor McGregor to become the UFC's first three-division champion

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Chimaev hopes to beat Conor McGregor to become the UFC’s first three-division championCredit: GETTY

Chimaev, 27, has spoken openly about moving up in weight and challenging dominant middleweight king Israel Adesanya for the 185-pound belt.

But he’s also eyeing an unprecedented third light heavyweight belt, telling UFC Fight Pass, “I want to take three belts. Nobody has managed that.”

Chimaev first made his desire to win three UFC titles known last month, telling RT, “I don’t want to be just a regular guy who’s won a belt.

“I want two or three belts. Let’s see if I can make it, I’ll make it. We can make our plans, but God has the final say.”

Chimaev’s eagerness to become a UFC three-weight champion doubles a little over a week ago. MMA superstar Conor McGregor expressed the same wish.

The UFC’s first-ever simultaneous two-weight champion told The MacLife, “The world will be talking (about) the Triple Crown again.

“No one has ever had three knockouts in three weight classes going up like I have.

“But no one has ever won three UFC world titles in three divisions like I will if we have this fight.

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“History must be made. The game needs to be shaken up again. The triple crown has never been made.

“I’ll never do that in my life. Nobody will do this in my lifetime.

“If I KO Kamaru Usman by 170, that’s three UFC world titles won going up with three knockouts.

“I’m knocked out [Jose] Aldo, I’m knocked out [Eddie] Alvarez, and I will KO Kamaru Usman.

“Three knockouts, three world titles, three weights going up.”

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