At UFC 267 Khamzat Chimaev scored an amazing victory over Li Jingliang as he submitted him in the very first round of their welterweight matchup. He made an amazing record in the fight as he is the least hit fighter in his four UFC appearances. After the fight, he said that he would love to fight any fighter in the UFC welterweight division. After his win, Chimaev made it clear that he wants to fight none other than Nate Diaz, who is on the last fight of his UFC contract. Now Dana White has also agreed to make this matchup.
“Hey, Diaz, let’s go, brother,” Chimaev told reporters post-fight at UFC 267 (via MMAFighting). “Let’s go. You gonna get some smoke, bro. Let’s see who is the real gangster.”
“Fight, fight, fight – I love this sh*t, bro,” Chimaev said. “Make money, and it makes me happy to do this for you guys.”
As Khamzat Chimaev mentioned the name of Nate Diaz, a buzz around the MMA world started regarding the same. Dana White didn’t step away from answering those rumors and said that he is totally on board for the Chimaev and Diaz fight.
“We’re gonna talk to Nate about it,” White told TMZ Sports. “One hundred percent.”
Dana White also praised Khamzat’s star power and said that Khamzat is something UFC has never seen before.
“One hundred percent, this guy is like nothing that anybody’s ever seen,” White said. “When you think about, he’s got more UFC wins than he’s been hit inside the octagon. Insane. And the other night, our social team, they filmed his walkout on Instagram Live, it broke the record. It’s the biggest Instagram Live we’ve ever done.”
Nate Diaz is coming off a loss against Leon Edwards. He is riding a two-fight losing streak but still, he is considered as one of the biggest MMA stars ever. Recently it was revealed that he has only one fight left on his contract and UFC president Dana White said that they are working to get him a perfect opponent for that fight.
Khamzat Chimaev is now a top welterweight fighter and is 4-0 in the UFC and 10-0 overall. Khamzat Chimaev is in his last fight definitely proved that he a real deal and a threat to many fighters in the welterweight division.
- Khamzat Chimaev wants to fight Nate Diaz
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