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Remembering when Nate Diaz ‘slapped’ Khabib Nurmagomedov after large brother Nate Diaz threw a drink at him


Nate and Nick Diaz are undoubtedly two of the hardest and most revered fighters within the historical past of the UFC, however they might have picked on the fallacious opponent in Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The 28-Zero Russian, who defends his light-weight title towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 this Saturday, is likely one of the most fearsome opponents contained in the octagon.

Nate Diaz squared as much as Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 239
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However what occurs when an immovable object meets an unstoppable pressure outdoors of the cage? Fortunately, Nate was readily available to reveal what occurred when a brawl occurred involving all three males.

The primary incident passed off on the World Collection of Preventing (now the Skilled Fighters League) in 2015 when Khabib was watching his brother struggle on the identical night time as Jake Shields, a buddy of the Diaz brothers.

Diaz recalled the altercation when requested by Ariel Helwani in October 2019 whether or not he could be concerned about combating UFC light-weight champion Khabib.

“No, I used to be when it was fascinating, now it’s like kicking a useless canine,” he mentioned.

Each brothers had a crack on the Russian on the World Collection of Preventing in 2015
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“I’m not into this bully s***, he’s [Khabib] into bullying and stuff, that’s his factor,” Diaz added.

“Once I bumped into him and his workforce on the World Collection, I used to be standing there watching Jake, my buddy, struggle. And so they took a gaggle image with me behind them, simply to snicker at me, make enjoyable of me.

“[Khabib] is like, ‘Ah, come on, man’ they usually’re all laughing, 12 Russian dudes. I slapped him in his face for making enjoyable of me and I’m like, ‘What?’ And he didn’t do nothing.”

“I used to be outdoors livid,” Diaz added of the 2015 incident. “So I waited for him to return on the market and I went to get him once more and he ran off.

Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in mere seconds at UFC 239
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Amanda Nunes additionally supplied a spectacular KO
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“I shouldn’t have achieved that. It was reckless, it was silly. I used to be mad, however he was selecting on me. So now he’s attempting to behave like ‘Mr Make It Proper’. ‘I’m Mr Good, this man’s a chunk of s***, I don’t want this trash speak’.

“No matter, you have been going to choose on me…attempting to behave just like the sufferer, that Conor [McGregor] was selecting on him.”

Safety arrived and duly kicked the youthful Diaz brother out, earlier than tempers flared as soon as once more at UFC 239.

Regardless of all of the motion on that card in July 2019 (which noticed Jorge Masvidal and Amanda Nunes document large knockout wins) the 2 males almost got here to blows as soon as once more.

“These two have been inside two rows of one another after which they began to get right into a struggle and we broke it up and we obtained it dealt with,” Dana White instructed BT Sport.

When requested if he knew what was mentioned, White mentioned: “I’m certain loads of unhealthy issues have been mentioned. I’m undecided precisely … I’m certain it was not good.”

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