Brock Lesnar dominated not only WWE but also UFC back in the day. Now, it seems top-ranked UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev is willing to step inside the Octagon against Brock Lesnar for a whopping $1 million.
Khamzat Chimaev wants to face Brock Lesnar
Chimaev recently spoke with The Mac Life’s Oscar Willis and “Borz” brought up the former UFC heavyweight champion. While speaking with Willis, Chimaev said his 37-year-old opponent is no longer the same fighter who submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in 2016. Chimaev:
“Yeah of course [I’m surprised Diaz took the fight], because like, himself he tells the interviews [this is a] bad match up for him, you know? Like I can smash that guy easy. The guy’s getting older, he’s not that guy who beat McGregor. He’s not that young guy. This is his last fight, he’s gonna lose his fight and go some boxing s***. I kill him, you know, and kick him out. Let him go.”
It has been noted that it is not the first time Chimaev has expressed his desire to fight Lesnar and this time, he added the big-money caveat. Chimaev said that he actually told his manager to let him fight at 84(kg) (middleweight) as well. However his manager said that, “let’s wait and focus on 170. Take the belt, and then we’ll go up.” Chimaev then turned his focus towards Lesnar. Here is what he said:
“I’m ready for everyone, like, when I said I can fight with Brock Lesnar, it’s real, I can fight with him, if they (the UFC) give me $1,000,000, it’s no problem. Let’s fight who they want. Kamaru Usman doesn’t matter.”
Chimaev is currently preparing to take on Nate Diaz in the headlining act of UFC 279 on September 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.