Dana White lately weighed in on Nate Diaz doubtlessly leaving the UFC after his upcoming battle towards Khamzat Chimaev. White famous that retirement has all the time been a tragic side of the game, mentioning lately retired fighters Jessica Eye and Donald Cerrone.
Nevertheless, the UFC president claims to be centered on making certain that fighters cling up their gloves earlier than it is too late. Requested about Diaz doubtlessly parting methods with the UFC, the 52-year-old mentioned in the course of the Dana White’s Contender Collection (DWCS) 47 post-event information convention:
“I imply it is all the time unhappy. You already know, Jessica Eye simply laid her gloves down. ‘Cowboy’ simply laid his gloves down… You already know, it is a kind of issues in professional sports activities that sucks. It will definitely involves an finish and my huge factor is all about getting folks out on the proper time. I like after we see folks go on the proper time however sure, on the identical time it is unhappy.”
Watch White’s look on the presser under:
White additionally defined that reserving a battle for Nate Diaz will not be as straightforward because it seems to be. Moreover, the 52-year-old reaffirmed that the Stockton native had been asking for a bout towards ‘Borz’.
Khamzat Chimaev is seemingly not adhering to a strict gameplan going into his bout towards Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz is slated to satisfy Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 in September, which can even be the final battle on the Stockton native’s UFC contract. Diaz has lengthy rallied to get this battle booked, seemingly eager to exhaust his contract.
Nevertheless, the matchup has been questioned by followers and pundits alike owing to the stark distinction between Diaz and Chimaev’s current profession trajectory.
Driving a five-fight unbeaten streak, the assured Chimaev is not sure if Diaz will even present up for the bout. The Chechen-born Swede additionally claims that he’s not following a strict gameplan for his bout towards the beloved welterweight.
In keeping with ‘Borz’, he listens to his coach’s directions throughout sparring, which equips him to immediately cope with the challenges introduced throughout an actual battle. The 28-year-old mentioned throughout a current look on The MMA Hour:
“I by no means discuss what I’m going to do within the battle. I simply prepare what my coach mentioned in my coaching. After we spar, if he says, ‘take him down,’ I take him down, if he says, ‘jab, transfer,’ I do this stuff – I hearken to him. Then I’m going to the battle and I do precisely precisely the identical I did within the sparring, and typically it’s ‘take him down, submit him.’ Then I perceive I’ve to do it within the cage as properly after I come to the battle. That is my recreation plan, however you don’t see me, like, ‘Oh, he does this, he does that, he jabs like this, and this s***.’ I don’t consider in recreation plan or this s***. You battle such as you battle.”
Watch Chimaev’s look on The MMA Hour under: