‘Who cares about that?’ — Khamzat Chimaev dismisses favorable betting odds ahead of Nate Diaz struggle

‘Who cares about that?’ — Khamzat Chimaev dismisses favorable betting odds ahead of Nate Diaz struggle

Although many have been rapid to label the UFC 279 welterweight headliner between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz a mismatch, with oddsmakers file Chimaev as a huge betting favorite, Khamzat is taking his opponent very severely ahead of the Sept. 10 matchup.

Khamzat recalls being the underdog in regarded as one among his earlier skilled fights where he was once matched up with an undefeated world champion on an eight-fight a hit streak. Chimaev went immediately to win the struggle by the use of stoppage irrespective of being suggested by way of his fellow countrymen that he would indisputably lose.

Because of this the undefeated Chechnan, who has won all then again regarded as one among his fights by the use of stoppage, will pay no attention to any outside noise ahead of his fights and treats every opponent severely regardless of the probabilities.

“Who cares about that? For me, it doesn’t topic,” Chimaev suggested Ariel Helwani all through an interview on The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Data). “When I was beginning my career, I was fighting a person (who was once) 8-0. He was once world champion, something like that. Some guys from my country (discussed), ‘Oh, that guy’s gonna beat you,’ and (I was easiest 1-0.).”

“And now, people are pronouncing, ‘Oh, you’re gonna win the struggle.’ Then again Diaz out of place his fights. That’s why I believe he’s underdog. If he was once on a hit streak, this should be like 50-50. People gonna assume like, ‘Oh, he’s moreover excellent shape.’ Now, everyone talking the man’s like out of date, this shit. Then again it’s nevertheless a struggle. Fighting is bad, you understand? I’m merely satisfied to struggle with that guy.”

UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz is scheduled to occur on Sept. 10 at the T-Mobile Space in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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