Nate Diaz has one fight left on his current UFC contract, and he wants a big fight. Apparently Khamzat Chimaev is not someone he’s interested in facing.
Diaz, who has made 26 trips to the Octagon over his 14-year run with the promotion, told TMZ that he turned down a fight with a guy who only has four UFC fights, and felt disrespected that he was even asked:
“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.”
He also said that he’s been trying to book a fight for a while, but nobody wants to to fight him.
“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.”
As expected, it didn’t take long for Chimaev to get on social media and offer a response to that:
You fake gangster @NateDiaz209 and I don't care who to fight i’m coming for everybody, where are you all the gangsters and kings ?— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) December 2, 2021
i'm here to kill everyone i'm the king here i'm a gangster here ☝
you are the easiest money for me thin @NateDiaz209 ⚰️— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) December 2, 2021
He also took a shot at Nick Diaz in the process:
say hello to your older brother, tell him not to be afraid of me, I don’t beat old people, he knows what I mean, in Vegas I just wanted to say hello well, poor man ran away @NateDiaz209— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) December 3, 2021
He’s not going to make many friends in Stockton talking that kind of trash.