Khamzat Chimaev was on a warpath today as the undefeated fighter took to Twitter, to call out everyone. He took shots at Nate Diaz, Colby Covington, and even Conor McGregor. The Chechen who had his last outing end up in a successful decision was not happy with his performance and was seen getting back to training immediately after UFC 273.
The call-out targeted at Nate might just be because of a new unintentional leak caused by some tacky camera work by The Pivot Podcast in their episode with Dana White. A few upcoming fight cards can be seen in the background as the members of the podcast, greet Dana. In one of these cards targeted for July 2nd, the co-main event would seem to be a bout between Chimaev and the Stockton Native who has one last fight left on his UFC contract.
Nate has said earlier that he does not wish to fight Khamzat as the fight “does nothing” for him. One of the many times he’d been asked this question also spawned an eternally etched video of Diaz asking Khamzat Chimaev to fight Nate’s teammate for “the real smoke” after which the camera cuts to a visibly shaken Nick Maximoff half-heartedly replying with a dragged “yeah”
Khamzat Chimaev taunts Colby Covington, calls out Conor McGregor
Khamzat has also expressed interest in a fight against Covington, with the same being reciprocated by Dana White. Though not an explicit call out, Khamzat posted the recently released photos that show the damage sustained by Colby Covington after the altercation against Jorge Masvidal. Before UFC 273, Dana White had said, “In a perfect world, if everything plays out right, I would love to do Khamzat vs Colby if Khamzat should win on Saturday Night (UFC 273)”
The final target on Khamzat’s hit list for the day was none other than the Notorious One himself, Conor McGregor. Khamzat asked on Twitter, “When your holiday is over?” while tagging Conor McGregor. Though casual fans may see this fight as a real possibility due to the big names involved, the ones who follow the sport will know, Dana White would never let a Lightweight, who started out as a featherweight duke it out with a middleweight with well-rounded skills, especially when that lightweight is Conor McGregor.