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Coach For Khamzat Chimaev Sounds Off On UFC, Nate Diaz

The head coach for rising welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev sounded off on the Nate Diaz fight and more.

Andreas Michael, the coach for Khamzat Chimaev, was a guest on Submission Radio recently.

Chimaev, a rising welterweight contender, will meet Nate Diaz later this year at UFC 279. The bout will serve as the main event.

While many have questioned the decision making, Michael made it very clear about the fight. Many have said the UFC is punishing Diaz for pairing him with Chimaev.

“It’s bullshit. Pure bullshit. Like, Nate Diaz has fought (everyone), and given Leon Edwards a run for his money,” Michael said. “Like, alright, Leon Edwards was winning every round, but he gave Leon Edwards a tough fight. He’s at no means an easy opponent for us. And Nate Diaz is probably gonna make money.

“At no means is it like not beneficial for Nate. Because for him to accept this fight, you can understand that he got paid or he is getting paid. He’s not just gonna accept this fight out of nowhere, you know? So like, it’s beneficial for him as well as it is for us.

“And, it is a good fight. I think it’s a good fight. It’s a good name. Like, a veteran of the game. Like, he’s fought everyone and anyone, and it is a good experience and they were not taking him lightly. I don’t care what anyone says, like this is like as if we’re fighting for the title.”

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