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.
BTS with the Funkmaster ahead of UFC AC.
Fights Gone By. Jack Slack on the madness of Poirier vs. Gaethje.
Obviously Fight Talk. Recapping UFC Glendale and previewing UFC Atlantic City.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
How could anyone not love this man?
Post choke out, where the fuck am I , WTF happened, feeling kinda warm and fuzzy , hope I didn't just piss my shorts on live TV , thousand yard stare. I've posted plenty of pictures looking like a Badass. Triumphant and powerful... But here's the flip side, crumpled and weak in defeat. Rough day at the office Fuck it though, I had fun. I trained my ass off and I came to fight. This is what leaving it all out there looked like on Saturday. Much respect to my opponent and his team. Thank you for taking the fight on short notice. Congratulations and best of luck in the future. I don't know what's next guys... I still love this game, and most days I still feel that fire, I absolutely love what it do, but maybe my time has passed. I don't know the answer. this is what I know, this is my passion. I will never stop training, and If that leads me back to the the octagon, you know I'll try to make it bloody for ya. Right now I'm looking forward to summer shenanigans with my sons and to expanding @hundredhandscoffee .
Absolute respect @CarlosCondit , legend that always brings it . Your explanation and graciousness in defeat is Next level understanding, thank you .— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) April 17, 2018
And the @ufc told me how many excuses you made not to fight me @TJDillashaw ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ https://t.co/dCU3tjfc0o— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) April 10, 2018
♂️ SMH. Last time I checked, we just did a press conference in NY promoting our fight August 4th in LA. #losingyourmemoryfrommyKO ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ https://t.co/u0Gl4XNK3C— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) April 17, 2018
No shit! I’m talking about the March fight and then you said you were hurt, must be all that EPO going to your head! Have a safe camp see you in aug! https://t.co/z6lKANIhCD— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) April 18, 2018
Meek got the shaft.
Whaaaat the fuuuuck https://t.co/c74WYMy5Xh— Emil Valhalla Meek (@emilvalhalla) April 17, 2018
I like to get wined and dined before I get fucked @PlatinumPerry #ufc226— Emil Valhalla Meek (@emilvalhalla) April 17, 2018
Cyborg retweeting old tweets for shade.
You will be ready to fight before July? @Mickmaynard2 @ufc? I was told you were not going to be active by then. https://t.co/PR6EWn7rux— Cris Cyborg #CyborgNation (@criscyborg) January 23, 2018
@Mickmaynard2 thanks for all the communication. It feels great to work together @ufc— Cris Cyborg #CyborgNation (@criscyborg) April 17, 2018
It’s gonna happen, y’all.
That’s what I’m talking about https://t.co/GgLCc3xVKh— Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell) April 17, 2018
The only belt I won in my 14 year career. Got this Belt 1997 in Brazil “no rules no problem” @REA_FIFA_Gaming @UFC_CA @foofighters @foofighters pic.twitter.com/Bb5FMNMDVT— Gary H Goodridge (@garyhgoodridge) April 17, 2018
Mike Perry (11-3) vs. Yancy Medeiros (15-5, 1 NC); UFC 226, July 7.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
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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