Former UFC title challenger Nate Diaz said that he is not interested in the fight against Swedish prospect of Chechen origin Khamzat Chimaev. Nate Diaz reacts to UFC’s desire to set him up with Chimaev.
Nate Diaz says he was “trying to get someone for a minute” from the UFC, but felt disrespected when they suggested Khamzat Chimaev.
Diaz (20-13 MMA), who is currently fighting his last fight under contract with the UFC, has been demanding a fight for some time. Despite interest in potential bouts with Vicente Luque and Tony Ferguson, the UFC has allegedly approached “Stockton Slugger” with an offer to fight Hamzat Chimaev.
Nate Diaz was not impressed by the offer, and voiced his disgust during a recent interview with TMZ Sports.
“They’re coming at me with Khamzat, and I’m like, ‘hold on, don’t disrespect me like that, trying to offer me a fight with a rookie.’ I’m cool, you got 4 fights in the UFC. Don’t even talk my name.”
Khamzat Chimaev (10-0 MMA) most recently competed at October’s UFC 267 event, where he scored a first round TKO victory over ranked welterweight Li Jingliang. The Russian-Swede has gone 4-0 under the UFC banner, scoring finishes in all four wins.
While Nate Diaz is clearly not interested in having his final UFC fight come against ‘Borz’, he does want to get back in the cage ASAP.
“I’m trying to fight somebody in the UFC, like ASAP, but nobody wants to fight. I’ve been trying to get somebody for a minute,” Nate said. “Anybody from the top 10, I’ve been trying to fight, in any weight division, but they all wanna keep their mouth shut cause they’re all scared.”
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