UFC star Jorge Masvidal is out of his fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 269 and Nick Diaz has added his name to the list of potential replacements. Diaz recently made his much-awaited return to the UFC after a six-year hiatus from the sport. One of the names featured most prominently as a potential replacement for Masvidal is Khamzat Chimaev. ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto recently reported that ‘Borz’ is asking for the fight. Dana White Reveals If He’ll Fire Nate Diaz
Okamoto posted the following to his Instagram account:
“I know this may come as quite a shock, but Khamzat Chimaev would love to step up against Leon Edwards on Dec. 11. No word if that’s even a possibility, or if Leon would want it, but Chimaev is asking for it.”
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Nick Diaz commented on Okamoto’s post, simply stating:
“Put me in.”
Nick Diaz would be eager to go up against Leon Edwards at UFC 269, it would make little sense rankings-wise. Diaz recently made a return to the UFC after more than five years of inactivity. He squared off against Robbie Lawler in what was initially planned to be a welterweight fight. However, in the midst of fight week, Nick Diaz announced he would not be making 170lbs, resulting in the bout being moved to middleweight.