Brock Lesnar has a list of accolades that he has raked up in his career, and he really doesn’t need $1 million. That being said, the offer is on the table for him to get back in the ring for what he would consider a small payday.
Khamzat Chimaev and Brock Lesnar separate at least two weight classes in martial arts. However, this won’t stop the wolf from stepping into the octagon against The Beast Incarnate, although it does come at a price.
Top-ranked UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev is willing to step inside the Octagon against Brock Lesnar for $1 million. Chimaev recently spoke with The Mac Life’s Oscar Willis and “Borz” brought up the former UFC heavyweight champion.
It’s not the first time Chimaev has expressed his desire to fight Lesnar and this time, he added the big-money caveat. Chimaev said via Low Kick MMA, 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 Lesner.
“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. While speaking with Willis, Chimaev said his 37-year-old opponent is no longer the same combatant who submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in 2016. Chimaev said via BJPenn.com,
“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.”
Borz did praise Diaz for being “a warrior.” However, Chimaev said he used to watch Diaz fight when he was young, and that it was “nice” to share the Octagon with the UFC veteran. Meanwhile, Diaz’s fight in September will likely be his last contest inside the Octagon, for now at least as it reaches it’s expiration date. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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