Nate Diaz has not been in the UFC octagon since a majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016, but his fists have remained busy. In recent weeks, the younger Diaz brother has found himself in the middle of altercations in the crowds of smaller mixed martial arts events. Diaz was initially involved in a scuffle with fellow UFC fighter Clay Guida at a Combate Americas event back in May.
This weekend, Diaz was supporting some students at Fight to Win Pro 77 in Sacramento when a melee ensued.
From TMZ Sports:
It all went down Friday night in the crowd of the Fight to Win Pro 77 event at the Hyatt hotel in Sacramento — where we’re told Nate was supporting some of his MMA students, who were competing in the all-grappling event.
In the video, you can see several people in the melee — and Nate appears to wind up and throw a punch at one of the men being separated.
Witnesses tell us no one was arrested — Nate got his crew and left.
Here is video of the altercation:
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Diaz has reportedly turned down multiple offers to return to the UFC.
Hopefully, the next time we see Diaz throwing hands, it will be in the octagon and not in a crowd endangering other fans. Many people want to see the trilogy fight between Diaz and Conor McGregor take place if they return to action but Diaz’s antics outside of the cage — and McGregor’s, too, for that matter — could put everything in jeopardy.
The UFC has not commented on the latest Diaz scuffle.