UFC president Dana White reacts to Nate Diaz choking out Logan Paul lookalike
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UFC president Dana White has reacted to Nate Diaz choking out a Logan Paul lookalike in New Orleans on Friday night.
Diaz is now a free agent after his UFC deal expired, with his final bout with the company being his submission victory over Tony Ferguson in September at UFC 279.
But the Stockton fighter is still choking out opponents, having got into an altercation after the Misfits Boxing 6 card.
Diaz was ringside at the XULA Convention Center to watch teammate Chris Avila beat Paul Bamba in the co-main event.
But he was removed from the building after throwing a water bottle at reality TV star Chase DeMoor. And the madness involving Diaz did not end there as after the show, he ended up in the middle of a melee.
Footage emerged online of the 38-year-old kneeing a man who was the spitting image of WWE superstar and Prime co-founder Paul, brother of his next opponent Jake.
He then transitioned into a choke submission and left the individual unconscious on the floor before fleeing the scene.
White, his former boss was gambling at the time when he was shown the shocking video and genuinely thought it was Paul, a partner of UFC's through his Prime rehydration drink.
"WHAT? He just kneed him to the stomach? Is that Logan Paul? He knocked him out? Whoever that, is he knocked him out! He choked him out! He's way too skinny - Logan Paul is a big motherf***er".
Conor McGregor, arguably Diaz's greatest rival, also weighed in on the brawl and liked what he saw from him.
After posting a laughing emoji, he tweeted: "Lovely little knee to the body hahahaa. Hahaha Nate on a rampage tonight! Let’s go Nate! Hahaha."
Hahaha Nate on a rampage tonight! Let’s go Nate! Hahaha— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 22, 2023
Diaz, who is never a stranger to a scuffle at a event, makes his boxing debut against Paul on August 5 in Dallas, Texas.
White was recently asked for his thoughts on Diaz taking on Paul, who he has had a long-running feud with, but he was surprisingly supportive of the match-up.
"I don't want to talk about the fight," White said.
"First of all, neither guy is my guy. There's just no need for me to comment on it or whatever. I wish them the best, I hope they make a zillion dollars."