“What the F**k” – Nate Diaz’s Protégé’s Insult at “Fool” Khamzat Chimaev Comes Back to Haunt Him After Embarrassing UFC Loss

Published 05/15/2022, 12:52 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya prepares to fight Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Another key member of the Diaz army has fired warning shots toward UFC star Khamzat Chimaev. In a rather short amount of time, the Swedish fighter has climbed all the way to the top with an unbeaten record. The Wolf is slowly making his way towards a title shot at 170lbs and has already set his eyes on the middleweight crown as well.

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His desire to pick up the middleweight gold irked Nate Diaz’s protégé, Nick Maximov. The unranked middleweight contender took aim at the UFC star and called him out for a fight. Chimaev is most likely going to face Nate Diaz next, but Maximov is also hoping to cross paths with him in the future.

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Khamzat Chimaev has aggravated Nate Diaz’s camp

Maximov fired a volley of verbal barrage and called the Swedish fighter out before his UFC Vegas 54 outing.

He said,” No, I am down to fight Khamzat. I am for real about that. I think they will just call me. Nate was still talking, and I was just looking at him till the camera pointed at me. So I was like, what the f**k? Yeah, I am down to fight that fool. I don’t know why is everyone tripping so hard. Everyone in the UFC is good though, so ahh, I am down with it.”

Unfortunately, Maximov’s campaign to face Khamzat Chimaev has been cut short, as the middleweight contender suffered a brutal loss. The 24-year-old fighter went toe-to-toe against Andre Petroski and suffered a first-round submission loss via Anaconda choke. This loss has doused his hopes of rising the rank, let alone facing the top contenders of the promotion.

MMA fans react to Nick Maximov’s loss

Despite making claims of being one of the best grapplers, Maximov could not produce a performance to back his claims. Suffering a rather disappointing first-round submission loss has closed the doors for him to face Chimaev.

Fans now believe the match-up would be lopsided and would not be competitive at all. The Wolf has been prowling for a title shot and with his last win as he is now closer than ever to the UFC gold.

Members of the meme community took to social media to pile more jokes on the young mixed martial artist.

The fight night began with a massive upset and fans were definitely amused. The main card has produced amazing KOs and a couple of fight-the-night contenders.

The ground game continues to be the most important aspect of MMA and wrestling is still ruling the roost.

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At this pace, if Maximov fails to bounce back from his career’s first loss, then this prediction might turn true. But it seems highly unlikely, as the young mixed martial artist still has a lot of time to turn things around.

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Watch this story: 5 Times Khamzat Chimaev Obliterated his Opponents Inside the Octagon

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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