Watch: Nate Diaz, Dillon Danis Get Into Altercation At UFC 281
Diaz and Danis have a history together.
After UFC 281, a fight between Nate Diaz and Dillon Danis broke out.
Both men were there, and the ceremony took place inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the footage, Diaz slapped someone, but not Danis. Later, Diaz hurled a drink toward Danis’ group.
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Diaz is accustomed to conflict in settings other than MMA battles.
He recently got into a fight with Jake Paul’s crew backstage at a show featuring the social media star’s match against Anderson Silva. Diaz and his group were escorted out.
Diaz and Danis have history.
Since 2016, the two have had verbal exchanges. Diaz said Danis was on his “hit list” in a post-fight news conference following his rematch with Conor McGregor.
“That jiu-jitsu coach he’s got, you know I’m going to get that motherf—-er man,” Diaz said. “That guy is on my hit list. This is America and he is over there representing with them?
“And then he wants to load up at a press conference like he’s hard. That’s the reason that the fools got rushed at the press conference too is because they rolled up all making a scene like, ‘We’re the hardest shit in town.'”
Danis said he wouldn’t have objected to taking on Diaz in an MMA match.
“I don’t know what that means, I’m on his hit list,” Danis said (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “But if he wants to do MMA, I’ll fight him in MMA if he wants. He can do a CM Punk with me and bring me into the UFC. He can be my first fight. I’ll fight him in a couple months, whatever he wants to do.”