Jack Hermansson Eyes Potential Clash with Khamzat Chimaev
Jack Hermansson, open to facing former training partner Khamzat Chimaev in a high-stakes middleweight bout, highlights their shared ambitions within the UFC’s middleweight division. Having previously clashed in a freestyle wrestling match in 2021, where Chimaev emerged victorious, Hermansson now welcomes the idea of an MMA rematch, underlining their history as training partners and the compelling storyline it presents for fans.
As Hermansson prepares for his upcoming main event fight against rising talent Joe Pyfer at UFC Vegas 86, he acknowledges the critical juncture of his career. After a challenging defeat to Roman Dolidze in December 2022, Hermansson aims to rebound and solidify his standing within the division. A victory is crucial to maintaining his rank, while a loss could jeopardize his position.
“Yes, that would also be a very cool match,” Hermansson shared with MiddleEasy. “Khamzat is also a friend, we have trained together, but as you say, we are in the same division and we want the same things, we have the same goals. So if that match becomes a reality, it would be a good match to make.”