Nate Diaz Chokes Out Man on Street into Unconsciousness
Nate Diaz CHOKES MAN ON STREET INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS
4/22/2023 6:55 AM PT
Nate Diaz had a trouble-filled night Friday ... he first chucked a water bottle at reality star Chase DeMoor and then choked a young man into unconsciousness in separate confrontations.
The UFC legend kicked off his wild night by attending the Misfits Boxing 6 event in New Orleans to watch Chris Avila beat Paul Bamba in the main event.
While Diaz was enjoying the bout in the front row, he got into a heated argument with DeMoor, who was seated behind him. Video shows DeMoor heckling Diaz and calling him a "p****." Diaz then pitched the water bottle at DeMoor, and the two would have come to blows if onlookers hadn't stepped between them.
The whole Nate Diaz, Chase deMoor water bottle incident 💦 @MF_DAZNXSeries | @SauerlandBros | @MamsTaylor | @PrimeHydrate | @Stake pic.twitter.com/Lx8MvRyhRv— Misfits Boxing (@MisfitsBoxing) April 22, 2023 @MisfitsBoxing
Hours later, Diaz was filmed getting into a physical altercation with a young man on the sidewalk outside the venue. Nate put the guy in a choke hold until his body went limp and he fell to the ground unconscious. Diaz then casually walked away.
The extent of the man's injuries was unknown, nor was it clear if he was taken to a hospital. It’s also unclear if police got involved.
Video of the assault has since gone viral. UFC boss Dana White and former UFC champ Conor McGregor reacted on social media to the video. White suggested the man attacked by Diaz could be pro boxer Jake Paul's brother, Logan (It wasn't, though). McGregor laughed and praised Diaz for his "rampage."
Diaz's next bout is against Jake Paul. His last professional fight was in September 2022 when he won against Tony Ferguson at UFC 279.