Scott Askham, ‘If Mamed Khalidov Wanted, the KSW 83 Fight Would Have Been for the Belt’
- Posted by uber on Jun 02, 2023
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Former KSW middleweight champion Scott Askham believes his opponent’s will prevented their clash at KSW 83 from having the championship on the line.
Askham (19-5, 4-1 KSW) is excited to be back in the fight week after a three-year hiatus. The Ultimate Fighting Championship alum has been through hard times after undergoing back surgery, and while the rehabilitation process was challenging, he credits his physiotherapist for helping him recover and build a solid foundation. The Englishman also praises American Top Team for their setup, mentioning that training consistently with the same partner helps him gauge his fitness level. In his next assignment, Askham will face long-term rival and fellow divisional kingpin Mamed Khalidov in the KSW 83 headliner. According to Askham, the fight would have had more on the line if Khalidov wanted to, but apparently, his opponent didn’t wish to have been involved with the vacant middleweight championship as Khalidov isn’t committing to his future.