A video of Nate Diaz appearing to show him applying a chokehold on someone has gotten many people talking.
Diaz was present at a Misfits Boxing 6 event after which he was involved in a street altercation in New Orleans.
He had been there to support Chris Avila, who overcame Paul Bamba via a unanimous decision. Thereafter, Diaz lost his cool.
When a man who reassembled Jake Paul’s brother, Logan Paul, approached him, the UFC star got him in a chokehold, followed by a knee, as he dropped him unconscious.
NATE WHY YOU CHOKE OUT MY HOMIE😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rDG0MYMvma
— FOLDion (@Jidion6) April 22, 2023
The man in question turned out to be none other than TikToker and Logan look-alike Rodney Petersen.
This had the impact of promoting Diaz’s upcoming boxing bout with Jake Paul on August 6th, 2023, from Dallas. With that being said, there was a widespread reaction.
Dana White and Adin Ross had seen the footage, and the former reacted in shock at the fact that Diaz could get sued.
— Just The Fights (@JustTheFights) April 22, 2023
“That guy’s head bounced like a fu****g basketball. Probably going to sue him like a mother****er,” Dana White
Conor McGregor was amused by the incident, as he could not help but play along.
I mince nate in the clinch these days. Actually anyone in the clinch. Minced.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 22, 2023
In response, Jake recreated Diaz’s chokehold on Logan with a snorkel.
Nate Diaz choking Logan Paul RESPONSE.
Spread for safety!! pic.twitter.com/jh0jtJ2FP5
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 22, 2023
And to top it all off, the social media response suggested that it was staged in order to promote the fight.
Social Media Reaction
— Curtis C Sherrill (@CurtisCSherril1) April 23, 2023
Nah, staged. Dude shouldn’t even get his SAG card for that performance!
— Garnett Murray (@garmurray) April 23, 2023