The ‘Tribute to the Kings’ event headlined by MMA legend Anderson Silva and former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took place on Saturday, June 19, at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was promoted by Borizteca Boxing and Toscano Promotions and produced by Global Sports Streaming. As revealed by reports, it seems the promoters of the event wanted to get UFC megastars, Nate and Nick Diaz, to compete in boxing matches at the event as well. However, while Nate Diaz was definitely interested in competing at the event, it seems the UFC prevented him from doing so. Jake Paul also begged Nate Diaz in a previously leaked phone call.
Nate Diaz also squared off against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in a highly competitive fight that saw Nate Diaz lose in a shocking result to the fight. After the fight, Edwards called for a shot at Kamaru Usman’s UFC welterweight title following his win, and that irritated people including Gilbert Burns.
Nate Diaz has a deep love for marijuana and he is never afraid to show it as well. A fan took to Twitter and uploaded a video of Nate Diaz smoking a joint during UFC 270 while being part of the crowd. Nate Diaz remains one of the UFC’s most popular fighters and has been in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter 5.
However, Diaz has not had a fight with the company since last Summer – at UFC 263, which was held on June 12, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. Diaz would lose this contest via unanimous decision after going all five rounds. His last win remains at UFC 241 against Anthony Pettis, which was an unanimous decision in the 3rd round. He is also the younger brother of the former IFC welterweight champion, Nick Diaz – who retired late last year following a loss to Robbie Lawler.
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) January 23, 2022