Dana White Planning to Speak to Nate Diaz Regarding Potential Khamzhat Chimaev Bout
By: Tristen Critchfield Nov 2, 2021
Shortly after Khamzat Chimaev’s dominant victory over Jinliang Li
UFC 267, he took a moment to issue a high-profile callout to
one of the promotion’s biggest stars.
Hey, Diaz, let’s go, brother,” Chimaev said in a post-fight media
session. “Let’s go. You gonna get some smoke, bro. Let’s see who is
the real gangster.”
Diaz, of course, is notoriously picky when it comes to opponents.
The Stockton, Calif., native latst appeared at UFC 263, where he
lost a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards in June. In an interview
with TMZ Sports, UFC president Dana White said that the
organization will at least entertain the thought of a Diaz vs.
“We’re gonna talk to Nate about it,” White said. “100 percent
Even if Diaz declines, White is impressed with the star potential
of Chimaev, who has overwhelmed all four of his foes in the
Octagon. That suggest a big promotional push for the Allstars
Training Center representative as time goes on.
“One hundred percent, this guy is like nothing that anybody’s ever
seen,” White said. “When you think about, he’s got more UFC wins
than he’s been hit inside the Octagon. Insane. And the other night,
our social team, they filmed his walkout on Instagram Live, it
broke the record. It’s the biggest Instagram Live we’ve ever