Chimaev calls out Demian Maia, Nate and Nick Diaz

KHAMZAT CHIMAEV called out Nate and Nick Diaz as well as the rest of the UFC welterweight division which he says is the 'easiest money'.

The 26-year-old made a name for himself in July having won two fights on Fight Island in just 11 days - one at middleweight then welterweight.

But it appears he is focussing on the 170lb division and more specifically the Diaz brothers.

Chimaev tweeted: "InshAllah if I will defeat my next opponent Dana White @danawhite please I can fight Maia , Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz back to back same night or every week.

The Russian-born Swede - who wanted to fight Conor McGregor - is in line to face Gerald Meerschaert on September 19.

He last month received high praise from UFC president Dana White - who referred to the 8-0 fighter as the 'real deal'.

White said: "This kid wants to fight every weekend and he’s not joking. 

“Obviously in this climate that’s tough to do, but I love that s*** and I wanna do it.

When this kid wants to fight I’m gonna make it happen. I love guys with that mentality.

"This guy’s the real deal."