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Mairbek Taisumov calls out lightweights for ducking him, UFC should pay Nate Diaz $20 million to fight him

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Nate Diaz reportedly wants $20 to $30 million for a trilogy fight against Conor McGregor. According to Mairbek Taisumov, though, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) should pay Nate that amount to face him in Russia.

After all, it’s not like the rest of the Lightweight division is in a hurry to fight Taisumov, according to the man himself via his post-fight victory speech as transcribed by MMA Junkie.

“Michael Chiesa, he say if I beat someone else he wants to fight me. But since I finish three guys in a row, he doesn’t answer anymore. Anthony Pettis, he says I’m not famous enough to fight me. (Nate) Diaz says he’s the best, Nate Diaz is the best; he says if UFC pays him $20 million he’s going to fight me in my home country, but I think he smoke too much,” said Mairbek during his post-fight speech.

Taisumov picked up his fifth straight win by knocking out Felipe Silva in the very first round at last night’s (Sat. Sept. 2, 2017) UFC Fight Night 115 event in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

And though he likely won’t get a fight against Diaz, at least he showed he’s willing to throw himself out there to get attention and score a big fight. That said, Mairbek has proven he’s a tough draw and claims no one in the 155-pound division wants to face him.

Do any of you have a solution for Mairbek’s empty dance card?

For complete UFC Fight Night 115 results and coverage click here.

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