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Sources Reveals Nick Diaz Plans To Call Out Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 266



Nick Diaz vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Chael Sonnen has always something up his sleeve when it comes to rumors and surprises. This time around, he has come out with a huge claim, which he credits to a very trusted source that should Diaz pick up an impressive win over Robbie Lawler this weekend, there’s a huge possibility he could call out former UFC lightweight champion Khabib  Nurmagomedov. 


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Yes, you heard that right! According to Chael Sonnen’s source, Nick Diaz could call out former UFC champion and arguably one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Khabib Nurmagomedov should he get past Robbie Lawler in an impressive fashion.

“I am sitting on something partner, I have been waiting for this very moment to pull this down my sleeve” 

“He claims, that Nick Diaz with an impressive win over Robbie Lawler plans to call-out call out Khabib Nurmagomedov.”

Chael Sonnen added that if that’s true, the moment will go down as his favorite Nick Diaz moment of all time. 

“If he calls out Khabib, and he gets a response from Khabib, and he seeks Khabib’s interest, and not only come back at 170 pounds, that will be my favorite Nick Diaz moment.”


Now, that’s exciting! Nick Diaz is one of the most popular names in the world of mixed martial arts. Needless to say, a match-up against the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov is certain to get the attention of fight fans around the world.

Will Khabib Nurmagomedov fight Nick Diaz?

The likelihood of Khabib Nurmagomedov coming out of retirement to fight Diaz is slightly slim, however, there’s no denying that there is a rivalry between both parties. While Nick Diaz had ridiculed Khabib’s lack of finishing power inside the cage, the Dagestani fighter has also shot back at the Diaz brothers.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

In the past, Diaz’s younger brother and UFC fighter Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov have also had their fair share of back and forth, with the corridor brawl at the WSOF event garnering a lot of media attention. If reports are to be believed, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz were once scheduled to fight each other. However, the match-up just couldn’t see the light of the day.


While it’s highly unlikely that Khabib Nurmagomedov will make a comeback, it’s safe to say that even the moment of Nick Diaz calling out Khabib Nurmagomedov will be iconic. 



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