Khamzat Chimaev insists he skipped the title fight to fight Nate Diaz

One of the UFC greats, Khamzat Chimaev claims he's next for the welterweight title fight, regardless of whether he agrees to fight Nate Diaz.


We all know that Khamzat Chimaev is still winning in his MMA career.

According to him “If I want, I can wait and see who wins the fight between Usman and Leon, I will fight that guy,” Khamzat Chimaev told The MMA Hour. “I don't need to fight Nate Diaz. I fight him just for fun. If I wait, this will take a long time. Usman fought once this year. He has everything. He has money. He's the 1 pound-for-pound, that's why he wants to stretch the time. 

He needs a lot of time. 

He doesn't want to lose that belt. Everyone knows I came for it, yearning and younger. Compared to all the people in the top 10, I'm 10 years younger than them. They know what will happen if they fight me.”

Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Nate Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) will go head to head at UFC 279 main event on September 10 at the T- Arena. Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. If he continues to win, Chimaev is expected to advance to a title fight. In case it takes too long, the Russian-born boxer can consider moving to middleweight, where he has 2 wins and also aims to win the belt there.


Surely Khamzat Chimaev will fight Nate Diaz at UFC 279.

“After Diaz, maybe I will switch to another weight class if Usman wants to delay for a long time,” 'Borz' continued. "Maybe I should go to the 185-pound weight class and fight someone because I want two belts."

However, the talented Khamzat Chimaev, 28 years old, is still maintaining a winning record since stepping into a professional MMA career. The last time entering the octagon in April, the boxer born in 1994 had a unanimous decision victory over Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 which is superb.