New footage has been released from the bust-up between the entourages of UFC legend Nate Diaz and YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
‘The Problem Child’ stretched his perfect professional boxing record to 6-0 last weekend with a unanimous decision win over former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Paul dropped ‘The Spider’ in the final round of their competitive fight before calling out Diaz: “Nate Diaz is easy work. Anderson Silva is way more difficult than Nate Diaz.”
The 25-year-old’s callout was unsurprising considering he has been going back and forth with the MMA icon – who recently became a free agent – all year.
Ahead of Paul’s fight with Silva, a potential bout was Diaz was already building momentum due to a backstage scuffle between their two teams.
The 37-year-old former UFC fighter was caught on camera aiming a slap at Lukis Mac who had been teaching Paul about mediation and was a part of the team for the Silva fight.
Newly released footage shows that Mac wasn’t the only one in Paul’s team who fell victim to Diaz and his posse who also targeted a bodyguard during the fracas.
In the video, Diaz stands with his teammates Nick Maximov, and Chris Avila – who had just fought Dr. Mike on Paul’s undercard – as they yelled obscenities at Paul’s bodyguard who got angry.
The man is then hit with a bottle of water before a beer is also thrown at him and Diaz declares victory, “Let’s go, we won,” he says before exiting the scene.
Paul was not present during the fracas as he was warming up for his fight but got wind of what happened and made his feelings clear post-fight: “Nate Diaz was here acting like a b****.”
“He tried to fight people in the hallway. Nate, stop fighting people for free. Let’s do it in the ring. I know you’re a little slow, buddy, but it’s OK, we can make that fight happen.”
- New footage shows Nate Diaz declare ‘we won’ after hitting bodyguard with beer and slapping another member of Jake Paul’s entourage ahead of Anderson Silva fight
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