Khamzat Chimaev challenges Nate Diaz following his impressive win at UFC 267: “Let’s see who is the real gangster”

Khamzat Chimaev, Conor McGregor
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Khamzat Chimaev has issued a challenge to Nate Diaz following his impressive submission victory over Li Jingliang at today’s UFC 267 event.

Chimaev (10-0 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since September of 2020, where he scored a sensational 18-second knockout win over Gerald Meerschaert (see that here). ‘Borz’ had gone a perfect 3-0 in his UFC career prior to today’s event, earning all three wins by way of stoppage.

Meanwhile, Li Jingliang (18-7 MMA) had entered tonight’s UFC 267 event looking to build off the momentum of his incredible knockout of Santiago Ponzinibbio from back in January. ‘The Leech’ had gone 4-1 over his past five Octagon appearances prior to today’s scrap with Khamzat Chimaev.

Today’s ‘Chimaev vs Jingliang’ bout proved to be a quick and very one-sided affair. Khamzat was able to score an early takedown and immediately transitioned to the back of his opponent. From there, ‘Borz’ locked in a rear-naked choke which ultimately put Jingliang to sleep (see that here).

Khamzat Chimaev, Li Jingliang, UFC 267
Khamzat Chimaev subs Li Jingliang at UFC 267

During the UFC 267 post-fight press conference, Khamzat Chimaev decided to take his shot and called for a fight with MMA superstar Nate Diaz.

“Hey, Diaz, let’s go, brother,” Chimaev told reporters post-fight at UFC 267 (via MMAFighting). “Let’s go. You gonna get some smoke, bro. Let’s see who is the real gangster.”

Khamzat continued:

“Fight, fight, fight – I love this sh*t, bro,” Chimaev said. “Make money, and it makes me happy to do this for you guys.”

Diaz (20-13 MMA) was last seen in action at June’s UFC 263 event, where despite mounting a late comeback, he ultimately suffered a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards. The setback marked Nate’s second in a row and put him on the final fight of his current contract with the UFC.

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