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Morning Report: On Conor McGregor bus attack, Nate Diaz says his team ‘started this G sh*t’

Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz

Just a few weeks ago, ahead of UFC 223, former two-division champion Conor McGregor showed up unannounced at a pre-fight media obligation and allegedly attacked the fighter bus that Khabib Nurmagomedov was on, seemingly in retaliation for a minor incident Nurmagomedov had with McGregor compatriot Artem Lobov earlier in the week. The attack resulted in injury to multiple parties and McGregor was arrested and charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony mischief.

When this all happened, McGregor’s greatest foil, Nate Diaz, took the opportunity to poke fun at the situation. But now, on the anniversary of the infamous Strikeforce: Nashville brawl, Diaz wants everyone to know that he and his team were the original progenitors of the the squad-based PR disaster beef, taking to Instagram with a reminder of the time days he and a group of his friends jumped a lone individual on national television.

“This what they were trying to act like they were doing n NYC but no ones for real in this sport were the last of our kind it’s a new day in age ride or die we started this G shit #yallcantfuckwitus#theteam #riders

The Strikeforce: Nashville brawl is one of the most notorious events in MMA history. It came about when Jason Miller jumped into the cage following Jake Shields‘ title defense over Dan Henderson to pursue a rematch with Shields. Miller’s arrival did indeed bring about “Mayhem” when “The Skrap Pack” - Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, Shields, and other Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu members - took umbrage with Miller’s actions and jumped him right there in the cage. The fight was broken up by security and members Henderson’s team but did lead to announcer Gus Johnson famously saying that “Sometimes these things happen in MMA” to the nearly three million viewers watching on CBS. It was an embarrassment to the sport which was still shedding the stigma of “human cock-fighting” that had plagued it for years. Now we know, it was also groundbreaking.


Smash. Daniel Cormier: Conor McGregor will ‘get taken down and smashed’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Adult. Stipe Miocic: My wife would ‘kill’ me if I did what Conor McGregor did.

Hater. Kevin Lee: Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje didn’t seem ‘championship-level.’

Different. Megan Anderson: Cris Cyborg is ‘very different’ from how she is on social media.

Many hats. Daniel Cormier named high school head wrestling coach in Northern California.


UFC Glendale Rewind.

The MMA After Hour.

KO of the Week.

Champ life.

Mir interview.

BTS with the Funkmaster ahead of UFC AC.

KSW preview.


Fights Gone By. Jack Slack on the madness of Poirier vs. Gaethje.

Obviously Fight Talk. Recapping UFC Glendale and previewing UFC Atlantic City.


How could anyone not love this man?



Meek got the shaft.

Cyborg retweeting old tweets for shade.

It’s gonna happen, y’all.

Very cool.


Mike Perry (11-3) vs. Yancy Medeiros (15-5, 1 NC); UFC 226, July 7.


2014: Douglas Lima won the vacant Bellator welterweight championship when he stopped Rick Hawn with punches at Bellator 117.

2015: Luke Rockhold submitted Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC on FOX 15.


Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.



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