In anticipation of the five-round fundamental occasion between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz, the UFC has rescinded its provides to the bantamweight champion and subsequent title challenger, an individual with information of the scenario knowledgeable MMA Junkie on Tuesday. The particular person requested to stay nameless. MMA reporter Ariel Helwani was first to report on Spotify Live.
The promotion, nevertheless, is fascinated about preserving the matchup, a supply added. UFC) because the second title struggle for the Oct. 22 occasion.
As of now, UFC 281 in November isn’t in play, as Sterling can not get licensed within the state of New York for medical causes. UFC 282 is predicted to happen in December in Las Vegas.
Whereas bout agreements were issued to each fighters for UFC 279, the method confronted a holdup as Sterling hopes for escalator pay, an attribute normally present in UFC contracts, the place fighters get a smaller, mid-contract pay bump after every promotional look.
Neither Sterling nor Dillashaw have commented on the rescinded provide on the time of publication.