Steroids in MMA
Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next?

Here Are Those Videos of Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Diaz Bros Brawling at WSOF 22

Although the Diaz brothers have always struck me as the epitome of professionalism and class both inside and out of the octagon, it appears that even the most mild-mannered personalities can come unglued from time to time.

Just moments prior to Rousimar Palhares proving his assholishness outright at WSOF 22 last weekend, the youngest of the brothers Diaz engaged in what I’m sure was a rousing debate about the current GOP race with fellow UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov — I’m guessing Diaz sided with the brash, incomprehensible arrogance of Donald Trump, whereas Khabib was more of a Chris Christie fan. In any case, this argument quickly escalated into an all-out brawl, with members of both crews exchanging haymakers before security could separate them. Then Nick Diaz threw a beer at Khabib, because hey, #Trump2016Bitch.

The majority of the scrap was caught on camera by MMAInterviews, but this being a Diaz brawl and all, you can rest assured that it spilled out into the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino just moments later.

Videos after the jump. 

Well, that was surely something. Now let’s go to the fighters themselves for a post-brawl analysis. First up, Khabib:

Wow, what a well put and incredibly reasonable reaction Khabib! I’m sure Nate is equally apologetic for his unprofessionalism…

Well, I guess dropping a n-bomb in a fight between two white guys makes just as much sense.

As you might expect, WSOF VP Ali Abdel-Aziz has since banned both Diaz brothers from attending any future WSOF events, stating:

I can’t have Nick and Nate come to a World Series of Fighting event again. I like these guys, but if they’re not going to show me respect coming to the show, how can I let them back in?

You’ve just got to be more professional in MMA. Nate and Nick, all the times I talk to them, they’re good guys, but they need to start making a (positive) impression. I know they sell better because they don’t care, but you’re going to make people not like you if you do stuff like that. I know they don’t care, it’s attention, fights, guys want to fight each other. But you know what, fight each other in the cage. It was disappointing, to be honest with you.

Aziz additionally stated that he saw Nate throw the first punch and that Khabib “is not the type of guy who starts a fight,” which in turn led to his decision.

So what did we learn this weekend? Ronda Rousey: Still the best. Rousimar Palhares: Still an asshole. The Diaz brothers: Still…..kill….

Cagepotato Comments

Showing 1-25 of comments

Sort by : Show hidden comments