Some may ask for matchmaking It’s questionable, but you can bet that when Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz share the cage in the UFC 279 headlines on Sept. 10, anyone expressing dismay at bookings for the fight will tune in.
As Dana White recently told TheMacLife’s Oscar Willis, if Khamzat Chimaev beats Nate Diaz next month, he’ll get second place A heavyweight title, though if unsurprisingly, that might not be until next summer or so. Leon Edwards completes his trilogy with Kamaru Usman in a fight expected to take place in early 2023.
However, Diaz has played spoilers before and will be looking for gear in the UFC again when he joins forces with his team before a presumptive move to boxing in the next few months. When it comes to contract fights – If the Stockton man wants to maximize his payday ahead of a potential showdown with Jake Paul, one way to guarantee the maximum payday is to end the unbeaten run of Chimaev, who predicts he will become The next champion at 170 pounds.
We’ll find out if this is possible in just a few weeks, but until then you can get by by checking out the official UFC promo for the following fight: