Nate Diaz Talks About Slapping Khabib
Every time Nate Diaz fights, all the moments that lead up to the fight become a spectacle themselves. Also, it’s about the only time when Nate speaks to the media. So, seeing Diaz appear on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show for over an hour is an appropriate amount of time. Especially cause it’s probably going to be the only time we hear from Nate until his next fight. During his time on the show, Diaz recollected a time where he smacked dominate Lightweight UFC champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Reminiscing on the moment, Nate spoke about how he doesn’t tolerate bullying. He listed bully tactics as the primary reason that fueled him to deliver a good ol’ Stockton slap.
Rumors of Khabib and his camp using bullying tactics have been mentioned before. Earlier in the year, Tony Ferguson told a story about Khabib and his team harassing Tony and his family. Also, Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has been known to instigate fighters and cause issues.
Nate Diaz Tells the Story of Slapping Khabib
Nate told the story of the incident.
“When I ran into him (Khabib) and his team at the World Series, I was standing there watching Jake, my friend, fight. And they (Khabib and his team)took a group picture with me behind them, just to laugh at me, make fun of me,” said Nate.
That’s when Nate slapped Nurmagomedov in his face and claimed Khabib did nothing about it. Also, Nate admits that his actions were a bit foolish. However, he was angry and “in the moment.”
“I shouldn’t have done that,” said Nate. “It was reckless, it was stupid. I was mad, but he was picking on me. So now he’s trying to act like ‘Mr. Make It Right’.”
Nate continued, ‘I’m Mr. Good. This guy’s a piece of s**t., I don’t need this trash talk’. Whatever, you were gonna pick on me … trying to act like the victim, that Conor (McGregor) was picking on him.”
A Regretful Stockton Slap
It’s rare to see Nate Diaz walk back slapping someone. After all, it seems like one of his favorite things to do. Watching Nate throw down in the octagon should tell everyone how much he loves to slap opponents during fights.
At least fans can know that even a good ol’ Stockton slap can be full of regret.