UFC 279 standout Khamzat Chimaev has labeled Nate Diaz a pretend gangster after claiming the latter turned down a $2 million provide to combat him on Saturday.
Khamzat claims he made a suggestion (his full combat purse, no much less) to Diaz after lacking weight on Friday however that the Stockton native backed out and opted to combat UFC veteran Tony Ferguson as an alternative.
“I may make that weight, the physician stopped that,” Chimaev advised Megan Olivi in a post-fight interview (h/t Sportskeeda). “So yeah, what I may do now? I used to be ready what UFC stated to me. I stated I wanna combat so I gave all my cash to that man. This was nearly two million.. So I stated give all my cash to that man, let him combat. If he’s that gangster, he shoud combat for cash. However he didn’t wanna combat me, you already know. So, who’s the gangster now?”
Chimaev was relegated to the UFC 279 co-main occasion after lacking weight, taking over ‘Massive Mouth’ Kevin Holland at a catchweight of 180 kilos. He submitted Holland with a D’Arce choke within the opening spherical to increase his profitable streak to 12 fights.
Diaz went on to submit Ferguson within the UFC 279 most important occasion and referred to as Khamzat a ‘lame, scared, boring rookie’ after the combat. Diaz vs. Chimaev is unlikely to be rescheduled as a result of Khamzat lacking weight and Diaz wanting to beat the game of boxing subsequent.