Swedish mixed style fighter (MMA) Khamzat Chimaev has named the desired opponent. The words of the athlete are quoted by MMA Junkie.
The 26-year-old Chechen fighter is not against a duel with the American Nick Diaz. “It would be great. I watched his fights as a child, and now I can fight myself. Perfect for me. Let’s see which of us is the real gangster, ”said Chimaev, also known as New Khabib.
Chimaev may return to performing in the summer of 2021. A fighter is recovering from a coronavirus disease. Due to illness, his fight with Leon Edwards, which was supposed to take place at the end of 2020 in the framework of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC), broke down. Difficulties in the recovery process even forced the fighter to announce his retirement from MMA. However, Chimaev changed his mind soon after he was contacted by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.