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 was seen throwing a fake punch at a fan at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, where the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 event was underway. This led to the fan flinching and spilling his drink all over himself.
At UFC 269, Julianna Peña shocked the world as she did the unthinkable and made Amanda Nunes tap out in the second round of their bantamweight title fight. Afterwards, Julianna Peña paid a direct homage to Nate Diaz.
Curious to know what incited these Nate Diaz shenanigans last night 🍻 pic.twitter.com/3jqYTHd8xE
— Drake Riggs (@DrakeRiggs_) December 19, 2021