The world of combat sports was buzzing on Friday night when Nate Diaz, the former UFC star, left a Logan Paul lookalike passed out on the floor following a scene that unfolded at the Misfits Boxing 6 card. The incident occurred after Diaz had watched his teammate, Chris Avila, secure a victory in the co-main event at the XULA Convention Center in New Orleans.
Diaz, who is now a free agent, having completed his UFC contract, has been making headlines for his actions outside of the Octagon. In the most recent incident, Diaz got into it with reality TV star Chase DeMoor, which resulted in his expulsion from the building after throwing a water bottle.
The situation escalated after the event when Diaz became involved in a melee that was captured on video. In the footage, the 38-year-old can be seen kneeing a man who resembled Logan Paul, the brother of his next opponent, Jake Paul. Diaz then transitioned into a submission, rendering the man unconscious before fleeing the scene.
Dana White was gambling at the time the video was shown to him and initially mistook the man for Logan Paul, who is a partner of UFC’s through his Prime rehydration drink. White expressed surprise and disbelief at the footage, but also appeared impressed with Diaz’s actions.
Conor McGregor, Diaz’s greatest rival, also weighed in on the incident, posting a laughing emoji on Twitter and expressing his support for Diaz.
Diaz’s upcoming boxing debut against Logan Paul is generating significant interest and has reignited his feud with Jake Paul. White, who was asked for his thoughts on the card, expressed surprise and support for the match-up but declined to comment further.