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.
Brandon Moreno recently spoke to MMA fighting and talked about an interesting interaction he had with Nate Diaz after UFC 263.
“Actually it’s crazy because I meet him in the press conference the very night of the fight, you know. And backstage I went with him because he sent me a package with some friends, of clothes. And I went with him, said, ‘Hey man. Thank you so much for the clothes, it’s amazing. Thank you so much’. And the guy starts to talk with me. Very, very nuts guy. You know, he has this personality where you hate him or you love him. But man, the guy started to be amazing with me. Amazing person. And that was funny because the media started to get some fun because he tried to give me the weed, you know. I don’t smoke but I respect him. And it was so funny man. I met him there personal and he is an amazing guy.”