© Photo: Chimaev’s social networksKhamzat Chimaev
MOSCOW, 20 Jul – Swedish fighter of Chechen origin Khamzat Chimaev said that he would take care of the funeral of American Nate Diaz in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
On September 10, as part of the UFC 279 tournament, a fight between Chimaev and Diaz will take place. This fight will be the last for Diaz under a contract with the UFC. Earlier, the American noted that he would like to leave the organization after the agreement expires.
“I’ll take care of Nate Diaz’s funeral in the UFC,” Chimaev was quoted as saying by ESPN.
Chimaev is 27 years old, he has 11 victories in mixed martial arts and not a single defeat. All victories, except for the last one, he won ahead of schedule no later than the second round.
Diaz is 37 years old and has 20 wins and 13 losses. In March 2015, he inflicted the first defeat in the UFC to the Irishman Conor McGregor, who later became the organization’s first ever two-weight champion. Diaz last fought in June last year, losing to Briton Leon Edwards.