Nate Diaz says Chimaev and Khabib are scared, ahead of UFC 279.

By: Shreya Jha

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After the UFC 279 fight card shakes up, Nate Diaz calls out former lightweight champion Khabib and his original opponent, Khamzat Chimaev.

Nate Diaz will now fight Tony Ferguson, who is making a welterweight return. Meanwhile, Chimaev will fight Kevin Holland in the co-main event.

Khamzat Chimaev missed the weight by nearly 8 pounds, which led to the shake-up on the fight card.

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"Khabib is a bi*ch ass who is afraid of him (Ferguson) just like this bi*ch-ass m*********er (talking about Chimaev) was afraid of me yesterday", said Tony during the ceremonial weigh-ins.

This is Nate Diaz's last fight under his current UFC contract. He'll most probably retire after this Saturday.

Diaz has lost his last two fights in the UFC, including the fight against Jorge Masvidal for the BMF belt and bonus.

Nate Diaz looked excited about fighting Tony Ferguson. "We should've fought a long time ago", said Diaz.

Chimaev seems unaffected by missing weight. "I don't care, I came here to smash everybody," he said during the ceremonial weigh-in.

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