Dan Hardy: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz is an ‘assassination attempt’ from the UFC

Dan Hardy is the latest person to give his thoughts on the UFC booking a fight between the undefeated, Khamzat Chimaev, and Nate Diaz at UFC 279. 

The drama is due to this being Nate’s last fight on his existing deal with the UFC. Hardy doesn’t think it’s a fair fight. 

Dan Hardy: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz is an ‘assassination attempt’ from the UFC

“It feels like we’re getting to the point where someone should start thinking about pressing charges,” Hardy told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “It doesn’t feel like a fair fight. It feels like a very, very cruel thing to do to someone that is a legitimate legend. Because they’ve spoke out against the organization, they’re going to get executed live on TV. That’s kind of how it feels, and it makes me feel uncomfortable to think that’s the way it’s going to go down.” 

“I hope, desperately hope, that Nate at least comes through it alright, but after watching what Khamzat did to Rhys McKee, and to John Philips – yes, of course, Nate’s got good Jiu-Jitsu, but there comes a point where Jiu-Jitsu is nullified by good wrestling,” Dan Hardy explained. “It happened in the early days of the UFC, and it would happen against Nate if it hits the floor. I think he gets nullified and I think he gets beaten up horrendously from the top position. I think it’s going to be uncomfortable to watch. And I think it’s going to leave the UFC in a very, very bad light.”

“I just hope Nate comes through it alright, because I think he’s got good opportunities outside the UFC,” Dan Hardy continued. “It’s just a shame that they’re (the UFC) going to do this assassination attempt on him before he leaves.”

Transcription courtesy of LowKickMMA