White noted Chimaev's talent

Dana White, UFC CEO, shared his opinion on the organization's middle division prospect Khamzate Chimaev.

“This guy came out of nowhere. Just look how quickly he rose in the rankings. We were on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi during COVID and I had never heard of this guy. He fights and simply destroys his opponent, and then shouts: “I’ll beat everyone!” I want to fight next week!’ Then he comes out the next week and wins. He immediately flew up. You may say he has no stamina, but this guy beat Kamaru Usman! One of the greatest in history. Khamzat is the most natural freak. He's incredibly talented,” White said in an interview with Maxx Crosby.