MMA Twitter concerned after news of Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz.
On Tuesday afternoon ESPN announced a fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz was official for UFC 279’s main event. The bout, one that Diaz had been asking the UFC brass to make for months, will be the final fight on his contract.
Shortly after the news broke, fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the match-up and how they see the fight going.
“If khamzat kos diaz he would become the biggest star in the ufc,” a fan tweeted.
“This is f**king stupid,” a fan tweeted. “I love the UFC but sometimes they do the dumbest s**t ever, Mcgregor Vs Diaz just makes way more sense both on paper and prep for Connor. I don’t know anything about their business model let alone the fight business in general but I won’t be watching.”
“Really nate diaz vs khamzat? For what? thats like Ferguson vs chandler but far worse,” another fan tweeted.
“I refuse to believe that in 2022 there’s a bunch of casual fans who know who Nate Diaz is and will tune in to watch him fight…,” a fan wrote. “Who still cares about Nate fighting good fighters at this point?”
“Rip Diaz,” a fan simply wrote.
Many other fans shared their concern about the match-up.
Even some pros had thoughts about the match-up.
Darren Till wrote, “What a fight.”
“I hope Nate and Leon both win and ruin everyone’s plans,” Belal Muhammad wrote.
The fight is scheduled for Sept. 10 in Las Vegas, NV.