Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz once stood across from one another in a cage for the right to be called the Baddest Mother F***** in the UFC.
Which was a bit ironic considering Masvidal entered the UFC 244 showdown on the back of three straight losses.
But I digress!
The two former foes have both since retired from the UFC and now it appears they’re on the same page.
Diaz found himself in a bit of trouble recently when he choked out a Logan Paul-lookalike outside of a bar on Bourbon Street. New Orleans police then issued a warrant for Diaz’s arrest.
But Masvidal believes that Diaz is innocent, and that he was simply acting in self-defense.
“I haven’t seen like all the camera angles and this and that, but from what I know and from what I’ve seen, it looks like that dude attacked Nate, and Nate defended himself, and instead of punching him in the face and breaking his jaw, he was very cool about it and just like put him to sleep, like, ‘Yo, chill out, don’t get crazy,’” Masvidal told MMA Fighting. “I don’t know, I saw that he got hit with some charges and stuff. I think that’s bulls***.
“It’s weird, it looks like they’re pushing up on him and he’s kind of backing up and then it happened, so I don’t know what else to say. Then at least here in Florida, we got this rule called stand your ground. You can defend yourself if somebody is attacking you. I don’t know how it works in [Louisiana], but it looks crazy, man, because it’s a fighter. A lot of people do want to challenge you sometimes, and have a couple of drinks and they want to start mouthing off, and it goes from like half-joking to now they want to play with you and it’s like, ‘Well, I don’t play like that at all.’
“I mean, you’re like f****** around. We could either go 100 percent, or not go at all.”
The incident puts Diaz’s scheduled boxing match with Jake Paul in August at risk. But Paul appears to have already found a replacement should the fight fall through.