‘I merely transfer in and ruin his face’ — Khamzat Chimaev predicts epic beatdown of Nate Diaz at UFC 279
Khamzat Chimaev’s recreation plan for his welterweight matchup with Nate Diaz is to transport in and ruin Diaz from pillar to position up.
Chimaev’s simplest concern is that Diaz won’t show up on battle night time. The latter has fought 3 times throughout the ultimate 3 years and won merely one in every of his ultimate 4 fights.
‘Borz’ sent ‘skinny boy’ Diaz a warning ahead of their Sept. 10 matchup at T-Cellular House in Las Vegas, where each and every men are set to collide throughout the UFC 279 number one fit.
“I however don’t consider that guy’s going to go back and show up,” Chimaev steered Ariel Helwani right through a modern glance on The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Preventing). “That skinny boy. We will be able to see what’s happening. I’m merely having a look forward to the 10th of September – it doesn’t matter who. If he must battle [185 pounds], then we will do that… merely show up. I will be able to battle [at 185 or 205 pounds], it doesn’t matter.”
Khamzat (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is fascinated by preventing an individual he considers a legend of the sport on the other hand promises the battle won’t end well for Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC). The undefeated Chechnan predicts a number one or second-round stoppage victory after each knocking Diaz out or forcing the UFC veteran to tap to a submission.
“I was in school when he used to be as soon as preventing throughout the UFC. It’s excellent to battle that guy, and I truly like him on account of for me UFC, when I was more youthful, it used to be as soon as like the movies. Like, I’m now not going to get there, I’m merely going to look it. Now, I battle with the fellows that I was watching. American guys, from Chechnya I watched them. Now, I battle with them,” Chimaev mentioned.
“I merely transfer in and ruin his face. If we do hanging, I knock him out, and if we transfer down, I publish him or ruin his face, make him tap. We’ll see, regardless of, for me it doesn’t matter. I don’t have some recreation plan and that s***. I don’t ask my coaches, I under no circumstances talk about what I’m going to do throughout the battle. I merely train what my instructor mentioned in my training. When we spar, if he says, ‘take him down,’ I take him down, if he says, ‘jab, switch,’ I do that stuff – I be aware of him.
“Then I will the battle and I do just exactly the equivalent I did throughout the sparring, and once in a while it’s take him down, publish him. Then I understand I have to do it throughout the cage as well when I come to the battle. This is my recreation plan, on the other hand you don’t see me, like, ‘Oh, he does this, he does that, he jabs like this, and this s***.’ I don’t consider in recreation plan or this s***. You battle like you battle.”
“One round, two rounds,” Khamzat mentioned of his prediction on when the battle will end. “We’ll see.”
UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz takes place on September 10 at T-Cellular House in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the ultimate battle on Diaz’s provide contract, with The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner expected to leave the UFC after over fifteen years with the promotion.