“We’re Going to Talk to Nate About It” -Dana White Says Huge Name Could Fight Against Nate Diaz in His Last UFC Fight

Published 11/02/2021, 3:53 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SEPTEMBER 8, 2019: Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, at a news conference following a title unification bout between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 mixed martial arts tournament. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


Khamzat Chimaev’s fight against Li Jingliang at UFC 267 was a spectacular one. Chimaev exceeded everyone’s expectations and returned with a bang. The end of their bout left everyone speechless. When Chimaev lifted Jingliang, walked to the other side of the octagon, and spoke to Dana White -all while the fight was still on- people understood that he going to be one of the greatest UFC fighters.

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His display of power and dominance was shocking. Even White could not deny that Chimaev is a special fighter. In an interview with TMZ Sports, he said, “This guy is like nothing anybody’s ever seen. When you think about it, he’s got more UFC wins than he’s been hit inside the octagon.”

GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets with the press following UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Chimaev also seems to be swiftly climbing the star power ladder. White revealed, “The other night, our social team, they filmed his, his walkout live on, on Instagram live. It broke the record. It’s the biggest Instagram live we’ve ever done.”

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Dana White agrees to Khamzat Chimaev versus Nate Diaz

Shortly after his incredibly important win, Khamzat Chimaev’s eyes were set on the legendary Nate Diaz. That’s who he wants to fight next, and he didn’t leave a chance to call out Diaz.

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Khamzat Chimaev versus Nate Diaz might be one of the most dangerous fights to witness. Both the fighters are not only good but also seem to have never-ending strength and stamina. While Diaz’s technique may seem sloppy, he can survive in the ring for a long-long time. 

This is a bout that even White could not deny. He said, “We’re going to talk to Nate about it.”

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Thus, if Diaz says yes to the fight, there is a high chance that this bout will happen in the future. White is “100 percent” down for this bout if Diaz agrees. Nate Diaz has just one fight left in his contract with UFC. Hence, he could be picky about waiting for the right opponent for his last fight. If this happens, Chimaev might not get the opportunity to face Diaz. 

However, if the fight takes place, Chimaev and Diaz would be very tough opponents for each other. Diaz’s ability to bleed a ton, yet go on, may make it difficult for Chimaev, whereas Chimaev’s swift takedowns may cause a huge problem for Diaz. 

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If Diaz accepts this fight, which fighter do you think would win the bout? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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