Nate Diaz Getting Some Help From Elder Brother Nick, Who Mimics Tony Ferguson Backstage Ahead Of UFC 279 Fight

Check out legendary MMA brothers Nate and Nick Diaz train backstage before the younger brother's fight at UFC 279 this past weekend.

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Diaz Brothers - Image via @RealpressMMA Twitter

Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz did some training in the backstage locker room area before Nate headed out for his UFC 279 headliner with Tony Ferguson this past weekend.

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:

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.

Published on September 15, 2022 at 9:54 am
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