Nate Diaz And Khabib Nurmagomedov Clashed In A Cageside Altercation At UFC 239
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz turned their rivalry up a notch as they clashed cageside at UFC 239.
Both men were in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC's stacked card that featured Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos and Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm.
Diaz, 34, had an exchange of words with Khabib before the 'Eagle' stood up ready for a scrap.
But cageside security was quick to act and stopped both men from trading blows at the event.
UFC president Dana White, 49, said that both Khabib and Diaz were ready to fight, even if it was outside of the octagon.
"Those two were within two rows of each other and then they started to get into a fight and we broke it up and we got it handled," he told BT Sport.
When he was asked about what the two UFC fighters said, White admitted: "I'm sure a lot of bad things were said. I'm not sure exactly [...] I'm sure it was not good."
"They started to get in a fight."
"I'm sure a lot of bad things were said..."
Dana White confirms there was an altercation between Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov at #UFC239 pic.twitter.com/7HSASZbOTG
- Watch UFC 239 live on BT Sport Box Office (@btsportufc) 7 July 2019
The American MMA fighter, who secured a famous win over Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in 2016, is set to return against Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in August.
And Khabib, who served a nine-month suspension for his part in the altercation at UFC 229, will make his return at UFC 242 in September when he takes on Dustin Poirier.
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