Next UFC destroyer opponent Chimaev ‘leaked’ as fans spot intriguing details – Reuters

UFC contender could be lined up for July comeback after eagle-eyed fans spot detail

Eagle-eyed fans believe the UFC has leaked Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent in MMA’s elite promotion, which “Borz” later called out on Twitter.

Chimaev is currently looking for his next foe following his biggest career victory over former welterweight challenger Gilbert Burns after edging the Brazilian by unanimous decision in an instant classic at UFC 273.

As noted during President Dana White’s appearance on the Pivot Podcast, however, the search may have ended with veteran Nate Diaz, whom Chimaev could face at UFC 276.

Indeed, White’s entry into the program took place in front of the match boards at UFC headquarters, with fans later zooming in and seeing Chimaev and Diaz second on the July 2 card headlined by the heavyweight champion. pleas Israel Adesanya defending his crown against Jared Cannonier.

Also of interest to fight enthusiasts at the Las Vegas show is Sean O’Malley, expected to face Pedro Munhoz.

On social media, however, Chimaev wasted no time in calling out his next suspected foe.

“Let’s Fight Skinny”, Chimaev wrote from Abu Dhabi while tagging Stockton’s brawler and using a cigarette emoji as a nod to the Californian’s poorly concealed marijuana habit.

Also sharing TMZ’s photos of Colby Covington with his tooth missing after an altercation with Jorge Masvidal in Miami, which Chimaev accompanied with a series of crying laughing emojis, the Sweden-based Chechen also uploaded a photo of a snarling wolf.

“When is your vacation over?” the number contender also asked Conor McGregor.

Like McGregor, who is gearing up for a third championship win in a third division after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at lightweight last summer, Chimaev’s ultimate goal is to dethrone welterweight leader Kamaru. Usman.

In Diaz, however, Chimaev could meet one of the best strikers in the game who, like Burns, could also push him to the limit.

Frequently taking to Twitter to vent his frustrations at the lack of an opponent, Diaz will encounter a dangerous rising star few have been willing to hire.

“I tried to fight everyone and no, what’s wrong with the UFC?” Diaz asked in late April.

“I’m not fighting Conor, he sucks. I’ll fight someone, stop rolling me slow, please. Thank you” the 20-13 legend has signed off, with his prayers seemingly answered.

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