Nate Diaz will face Chimaev in his last UFC fight on September 10
The California-based has been at odds with UFC president Dana White, that he is being held hostage in his swift attempts to leave the organization.
MMA fighter Nate Diaz (UFC 279) will end his UFC contract by fighting bogeyman Khamzat Chimaev at welterweight at UFC 279. Diaz and Chimaev have verbally agreed to a five-round match on September 10 in Las Vegas. The California-based has been at odds with UFC President Dana White, that he is being held hostage in his swift attempts to leave the organization.
While there, White denied his fighter’s allegations and managed to fulfill his wish by giving him a main event fighting service. The match was confirmed by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Twitter that Khamzat vs. Nate.
Let us tell you that Nate Diaz will be in the UFC octagon for the last time as he concluded his career known for his two dangerous fights with Conor McGregor in 2016. Diaz handed McGregor his first UFC defeat in their first meeting, submitting him in the second round. He then lost a rematch five months later on judges’ points.
Meanwhile, Chimaev is one of the hottest prospects in the UFC, winning all five of his appearances in the UFC to increase his overall record to an impressive 11-0. He recently defeated former welterweight championship contender Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision after dominating three rounds of intense fighting.
Chimaev is confident of his abilities and hopes to crush Diaz to intensify the fight with Kamaru Usman’s winner of Edwards’ challenge for the 170lb championship. Diaz certainly seems like a weak figure ahead of the upcoming bout, but the ‘Stockton Slugger’ will be hoping to walk out with pride by taking out one of the UFC’s best fighters.