This is the dramatic moment when Nick Diaz threw a drink at UFC legend Khabib, leading to a mass scuffle.
And her younger brother, Nate, claims that he slapped Russian during the incident and called him a ‘rookie’s piece’.
Khabib retired as one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time after defeating Justin Gaethje 29-0 at UFC 254 in 2020.
But dramatic footage from earlier in his career has emerged of the 33-year-old who was involved in a heated argument with the Diaz brothers.
The first is from the 2015 World Series of Fighting event in which Khabib’s brother and Diaz’s friend Jake Shields was in action.
Clips show security personnel separating the two parties as they try to meet each other.
And out of nowhere, Nick rises above the crowd and launches a drink at Khabib.
A scuffle ensues when several people punch before the security personnel can take control.
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And in a 2019 interview with Ariel Helwani, Nate said that he slapped Russian.
He recalled: “I’m not into this bully s***, he is [Khabib] In bullying and stuff, that’s his point.
“When I met him and his team at the World Series, I was standing there watching my friend, Jake, fight.
“And he took a group photo with me behind him, just to laugh at me, to make fun of me.
“[Khabib] It’s like, ‘Ah, come on, man’ and they’re all laughing, 12 Russian dudes.
“I slapped him in the face to make fun of him and I was like, ‘What?’. And he didn’t do anything.
“I was angry outside. So I waited for him to come out and I went to get him again, and he ran away.
‘It was stupid but he was picking me up’
“I shouldn’t have done that. 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 branded the 29-0 fighter a ‘p****’ in January and clearly there’s no love lost between the pair.
The feud has continued from at least 2015 to the present day and a separate incident at UFC 239 in July 2019 only fanned the flames.
Footage shows Diaz running behind Khabib in the arena, exchanging words before security is forced to intervene again.
Dana White said: “They were both within two lines of each other and then they started getting into a fight and we broke it up and we took over.”
Asked if he knew what was said, White said: “I’m sure a lot of bad things have been said. I don’t know exactly… I’m sure it wasn’t good “
Nick returns to the Octagon on Saturday night in a rematch of his victory against Robbie Lawler from 2004.
Not contested since 2015, fans are eager to see if the 38-year-old still has what he needs.
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