UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev has provided some specific details for his desired fight with Conor McGregor.
After scoring a sensational win over Jingliang Li at UFC 267, Khamzat Chimaev set his sights on Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. However, the latter refused to accept his challenge outright while the former two-division champion said he has “no problem” with it.
Proving that this is not just a hoopla, Chimaev decided to propose a target date and location for the McGregor fight already.
“March in London let’s do it bro King vs King @TheNotoriousMMA. [Diaz] he ran away like his brother @NateDiaz209 209,” he tweeted.
March in London let's do it bro King vs King @TheNotoriousMMA
he ran away like his brother @NateDiaz209 209 ⚰️
— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) December 6, 2021
However, it appears that at his point, Chimaev is not being considered by McGregor’s camp as a suitable opponent for his UFC return.
According to McGregor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh, what they have in mind right now is Diaz, Tony Ferguson, Dan Hooker, Islam Makhachev, the winner between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier.
“The Nate Diaz trilogy is very, very tempting. It’s a fight that gives me nightmares. The man doesn’t stop coming forward. Whether it’s three rounds or five rounds. But it’s an intriguing fight. So, that one is definitely very interesting,” Kavanagh explained. “But also the Tony Ferguson one. It never happened. It was talked about a lot.”
“Dan Hooker’s in there. The Islam (Makhachev) fight would be amazing as well, for obvious reasons. And we have, you know, whoever’s going to win this belt (Charles Oliveira or Dustin Poirier). So, you know, look, any of those names. I’m just excited to see Conor back.”