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Khamzat Chimaev adds Nate Diaz to his UFC hit list - ‘I don’t play fight, I will smoke you’

Despite his best efforts to call out anyone he can think of in both the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions, Khamzat Chimaev has been unable to lock down another fight since knocking out Gerald Meerschaert in just 17 seconds last month (see it here).

Now, “Borz” is adding another name to his hit list as the undefeated (9-0, 3-0 UFC) wrecking machine has called out Nate Diaz to a fight. Indeed, Chimaev hijacked a back-and-forth spat between the Stockton slugger and Dustin Poirier to issue his own challenge.

“I don’t play fighting I fight so get your soft body to Vegas and I will smoke you on Dec. 19. You are a real fighter so let’s go,” Chimaev wrote on Twitter.

It seems the entire 170-pound weight class has been taking turns calling out each other, but unfortunately it hasn’t resulted in any fights getting booked. Diaz hasn’t competed in more than one year and was recently called out by Dan Hooker to a fight in a division of his choosing.

To that challenge, Diaz proposed a Catchweight bout of 165 pounds.

Still, there are a ton of intriguing match ups just waiting to be made at 170 pounds, so UFC matchmakers should have no issues finding willing participants seeing as how it seems everyone is eager to fight.

Perhaps none more than this guy.

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