Nate Diaz Trains With Older Brother Nick
It was quite a tumultuous weekend for Nate Diaz. He was initially slated to headline the pay-per-view (PPV) with Khamzat Chimaev.
However, Chimaev missed weight by a significant margin, forcing the UFC to shuffle the card. Chimaev was instead paired with middleweight Kevin Holland in the co-main event.
In turn, Tony Ferguson was moved up from a main card welterweight clash with Li Jingliang to face Diaz in the main event.
Diaz ended up winning the bout with a fourth-round submission. It seemingly marked the final fight of his UFC career, as his contract has expired.
Walking out with Diaz for that fight, however, was his older brother and fellow UFC veteran, Nick.
Nick Diaz is a mixed martial arts (MMA) legend in his own right, having before challenged for titles at welterweight.
In the backstage locker room area, Nick was actually training with his little brother before he went out to fight Ferguson.
Some footage of the training session has leaked out online, and you can check it out here:
Nick Diaz trying to mimic Tony Ferguson in the locker room before Nate Diaz’s UFC 279 fight pic.twitter.com/EoqCDZyLzO
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It will be interesting to see what Nate Diaz decides to do next. He’s very adamant about pursuing other ventures for the time being rather than re-signing with the UFC.
Most believe he’ll venture into the world of boxing, eventually challenging Jake Paul for a big-money bout. Of course, the Diaz brothers are very unpredictable, so it remains to be seen what he decides to do in the end.