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Nate Diaz’s camp criticizes Khamzat Chimaev over UFC 279: ‘He’s a piece of s—t for missing weight’

Khamzat Chimaev continues to draw fire from Chris Avila for the weight-miss that rocked UFC 279 earlier this month.

Chimaev was originally supposed to face Nate Diaz in his final UFC appearance, but he was denied the chance when he failed to make weight by 7.5 pounds. Due to this, promotion was forced to change the pay-per-view matchup of Diaz and Chimaev against alternative opponents in Tony Ferguson and Kevin Holland with only 24 hours' notice.

Both fighters were victorious—Diaz guillotined Ferguson in the fourth round, and Chimaev dominated Holland for a first-round D'arce—but Avila was left bitter by the events of the previous week. He criticized Chimaev for his improper behaviour on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.

“It was a crazy two weeks. Well, we were out there for two weeks, but the whole time, yeah, it got crazier and crazier day by day,” said Avila. “That whole turnaround was f—king insane. The whole Khamzat thing was very unprofessional. Good things happen to good people, so Nate’s a f—king good dude and f—king Khamzat’s not too good of a dude. He’s a piece of s—t for f—king missing weight, and that’s on him. He ain’t going to get that bag, so whatever. That was 2-0 for Nate, dog. That was two wins in one week.”

Avila also commented on the conflict between Diaz and Chimaev, which was postponed. According to his perspective, "Borz" was headed for the same destiny as "El Cucuy," which would have been the first setback of his professional career.

“All that talk of Khamzat’s over here going to destroy, whoop, whoop, whoop, was bulls—t anyway,” said Avila. “I think the fight would’ve turned out the same way it did with Tony, 100 percent. I believe so, yeah, either standing or the same way, unless all Khamzat wanted to do was f—king hold on for dear life, scared as f—k.”

Diaz has switched his attention to other projects, including the founding of Real Fight Inc., now that his UFC contract is up. Avila is one of the first fighters the organization has signed that "fits the slogan of "Real Ninjas. Real Fighters. Real Shit."

On the pay-per-view part of Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva next month, the Team Diaz product makes a comeback in the boxing ring against YouTube personality Dr. Mike, actual name Mikhail Varshavski.


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