Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev have agreed to fight.
UFC CBO Hunter Campbell announced the news of verbal agreements Tuesday through broadcast partner ESPN and reporter Brett Okamoto. The bout is expected to take place Sept. 10 at UFC 279, scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
On the heels of a very public fight and promotional agreement negotiations between Diaz and the UFC, the MMA community unsurprisingly had a lot to say about the sudden addition of one of the biggest matchups on the promotion’s calendar.
Scroll below to see what the MMA community had to say.
Spiteful and pathetic. This is how they reward 15 years of entertainment. Not so subtly trying to feed him to the wolves (Borz). Of course Nate is willing to fight the hired goon. Sincerely hope by some miracle this blows up in their face. https://t.co/LPilxBUXXM
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 19, 2022
I hope Nate and Leon both win and ruin everyone’s plans
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 19, 2022
Dana White a few weeks ago: Nate’s won one fight in five years. He probably should go box Jake Paul.
UFC now: But first let’s match him up against our hottest welterweight prospect… https://t.co/d3lkkt8zDR
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) July 19, 2022
I’m exhausted 🥱
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) July 19, 2022
Will Nate Diaz go out in a blaze of glory (or blaze of some sort) or just not even give AF? Then peace out. ✌🏽 https://t.co/NtDxALLhwH
— Simon Samano (@SJSamano) July 19, 2022
John S. Nash
Think it’s dumb of Diaz to take this fight but if you’re unwilling to contest it in court (a state court stacked against you mind you) and you want out of your contract then I guess it’s the best decision you can make. https://t.co/nf9FxihcS8
— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) July 19, 2022
Nate Diaz’s representative Zach Rosenfield
Nate Diaz’s representative Zach Rosenfield confirms the date and opponent of Diaz’s next appearance to ESPN.
Adds, “This is a fight Nate has been asking for since the middle of April.”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 19, 2022
From a sporting side, this bout makes no sense. These two shouldn’t be fighting each other.
Dana says Diaz “has only won 1 fight in 5 years.” Then why put him against a top, unbeaten title contender? https://t.co/h9PlFkqtFz
— Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) July 19, 2022
Nate Diaz by Sub & I painfully stand on that!😤😭🤑
— Joe Joe Giannetti 💀 (@Giannettimma) July 19, 2022
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