Supervisor not keen on Khamzat Chimaev battling Nick Diaz, eyes bout with Neil Magny
Following a physically demanding fight with COVID-19 and even a suggestion of early retirement, no. 15 ranked welterweight Khamzat Chimaev is completely ready for a return to the octagon soon after getting the fight video game by storm in 2020.
1 opponent that has been mentioned among the admirers and pundits of the activity after his physical appearance at UFC 261 is former Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC title challenger Nick Diaz.
In accordance to Chimaev’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz on the other hand, that plan is not so bright.
“If this fight takes place, all people ought to go to jail. All people really should go to jail. I must go to jail. The UFC, every person. This is legal,” Abdelaziz said to ESPN. “How are you gonna make Khamzat Chimaev, 1 of the most impending fighters, to fight a guy like Nick Diaz. It is not even right.
“I’m not taking just about anything away from Nick. Nick experienced his time, he designed his legacy. But I really don’t wanna see this [fight]. If it occurs, I’m not attempting to go to jail. Khamzat’s not making an attempt to go to jail. Mainly because it will not be superior.”
Relatively than a fight with a veteran with identify price, Abdelaziz is more intrigued in Chimaev preventing a ranked contender in the welterweight division.
“Listen, I know a person male. I’m gonna give him a tiny bit of clout. He mentioned he’s gonna slap Khamzat and he has a combat coming up,” Abdelaziz reported. “Neil Magny, right. I assume this is the fight to make if he wins.”
A opportunity matchup with the no. 9 ranked Magny would be a significant possibility to jump into the major 10 alongside with a probability to additional increase to Chimaev’s currently spectacular star electric power.