Nate Diaz has a knack for street fighting, which was on view again Friday in New Orleans.
Not only did Diaz spark a kerfuffle when he threw a water bottle at Netflix reality series star Chase DeMoor at a Misfits Boxing event where teammate Chris Avila was competing, but he also guillotined a man passed out in a post-event melee on the streets of New Orleans, new video shows.
It’s unclear how or why the fight started, but video captured how it ended – at least for one man. The video was posted by social media and YouTube influencer JiDion, who wrote in an introductory tweet, “Broooo I’m screwed and Nate Diez (sic) choked my homie.”
Soon after, more videos surfaced of DeMoor in a street fight against several people. The caption that accompanied the video, posted by player OVERT, read: “Chase Demoor fights Nate Diaz’s entire squad in New Orleans.”
The video appears to be taken in front of the same businesses that were visible in the original Diaz starter video.
Diaz has quite a summary of the fights in and around the events he doesn’t actually participate in. From the infamous Strikeforce Nashville brawl, to a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov and company at a World Series of Fighting event, to the more recent ejection at the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva event, Diaz and his team are shown to be unwilling to back down.
YouTuber Keemstar, who appeared to be with JiDeon, then posted a video of what appears to be the man Diaz choked. The “Logan Paul lookalike” showed a nasty gash on the back of his head.
On Saturday, DeMoor reacted after the series of videos were posted on social media.
“Nate Diaz is the top 5 sweetest dude in UFC history,” he wrote. “Jake Paul is going to have fun with his brother.”
Diaz has yet to publicly comment on the fight.
Dana White reacts
Shortly after the video went viral, a live stream of UFC President Dana White playing blackjack captured the moment he first watched the video.
Initially, White thought the man choked by Diaz was Logan Paul, a comparison many also made on Twitter.
While White didn’t necessarily seem to find the video amusing, another MMA luminary did, as longtime Diaz rival Conor McGregor expressed on Twitter.
Barring any unforeseen street altercations, Diaz’s next fight is expected to be an Aug. 5 boxing match against Jake Paul at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.
The fight will mark Diaz’s boxing debut and his first professional competition since leaving the UFC to try out free agency in late 2022.
Diaz has indicated that he plans to box Paul and then return to the UFC.
“We love Nate,” White recently told MMA Junkie, though he declined to go into specifics about the company’s interest in re-signing one of the sport’s most popular stars.
The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie