An incident at UFC 281 involved UFC veteran Nate Diaz and known troublemaker and McGregor wingman Dillon Danis.
The two reportedly got into a slap contest.
Diaz is currently the most sought-after free agent in combat sports. He was present at the Madison Square Garden pay-per-view event.
According to White, Diaz had called him several days ago and requested 6 tickets. UFC didn’t have them available and left Diaz to fend for himself. Diaz managed. White was amicable with him at the event and the two reportedly had a short discussion.
The Schmo broke the news first on Twitter:
“Hearing Dillon Danis and Nate Diaz got into a scrap at The Garden. Waiting for the video .. #UFC281”
On Twitter, the two have had several back-and-forth discussions. During the scuffle, Diaz can be seen hitting one of Danis’ teammates.
Before the situation was successfully defused, it’s unclear whether Diaz was able to strike Danis or what exactly happened leading up to the altercation.
Danis was brought on by McGregor to join his camp as a grappling coach in between first and second Diaz bout.
Despite his contrversial online behavior, Danis was able to coach McGregor into how to avoid getting in trouble with Diaz’ jiu jitsu.
The two still clearly have animosity stemming from the event. Danis is a long time New York resident so it’s not particularly surprising he chose to attend – however it is interesting that Danis is no longer banned. He was banned for a while after getting into it with the controversial manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov – Ali Abdelaziz.