Nick Diaz is regarded as one of the best fighters in the history of the UFC. He was set to square off against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266, 17 years after their first match in 2004. Nick Diaz was also seemingly banned from UFC for a bad drug.
Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler took each other to the limit in the first but at the end of the third round, Robbie Lawler connected with a right hook that knocked Nick Diaz down. The fight was called by the referee 44 seconds into the third round.
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.
Ranked UFC middleweight Kevin Holland recently spoke on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour, where he revealed how Nick Diaz once swung at him for a weird reason.
“It was funny. I think he was pretty sauced at the time though, so, you know, it’s alright. At the time, I used to be sponsored by this company named Specimen, right. So I had this shirt on from Specimen, and he was like, ‘Hey, that’s my shirt.’ But I had walked past him and I was like, ‘Yo, what’s up, OG?’ I guess he probably thought somebody was coming up to him and fanboying over him, but I was talking to my coach, I call my coach ‘OG.’
I guess he felt some type of way. And he said something, so I said something back… He said like, that was his shirt, he was like, ‘You got on my f***ing shirt,’ and I was like, ‘Bro, this ain’t your f***ing shirt, what’re you talking about?’ I was like, ‘Bro, you must be f***ed up.’ He was looking at me all crazy… Then, next thing I know, he like, swung at me… F*** no (did he connect). I’m the type of person you takedown, not the type of person you hit in the face.”