Nate Diaz and Joe Riggs as soon as fought in a hospital AFTER their UFC 57 combat which left each males bleeding, with Riggs even managing to defecate himself.
It’s fifteen years for the reason that glitzy Mandalay Bay occasion in Las Vegas, which was headlined by the trilogy bout between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell and even featured future heavyweight champion Frank Mir.
Nonetheless, on four February, 2006, it was the elder Diaz brother who stole the headlines after the occasion when he and his brother proceeded to start out a combat with a dangerously dehydrated Riggs on the A&E.
‘Diesel’ truly gained a unanimous choice victory over Stockton’s best and was en path to the hospital after injuring his palms in addition to coping with the shortage of fluids.
Talking to the UFC as a part of their Fightlore programme, Riggs remembered how the night took a flip for the worst backstage earlier than that they had even left the sector.
“So after the combat, we go to the ambulance and my palms had been simply balloons,” he stated. “It was simply swollen via my tape.
“He’s stepping into an ambulance too, for his face. They had been asking me, ‘How do you suppose you probably did within the combat?’ I stated, ‘I’m glad I acquired the win, however I feel I may have accomplished higher’.
“I hear, ‘Let’s go spherical 4 then mom f*****!’ And it was him, so we get within the ambulance and I feel that’s it accomplished. Then we go to the hospital and it’s not.
“I feel Nick is lacking some f****** screws, man. One thing is flawed with that man!”
After seeing Riggs laying on a gurney to replenish his fluids, Diaz defined the confrontation continued earlier than receiving therapy himself.
“I instructed him, ‘You come over right here, I’m gonna beat your f****** ass!’,” he stated.
“I stroll into the hospital speaking s***. As quickly as I stroll within the door with [Nate], this mom f***** is strapped to a God rattling gurney.
“Getting his huge f****** IV or no matter. I’m like, ‘what the f***? Why are you strapped to a God rattling gurney?’”
Then Diaz remembered questioning why Riggs was then strolling round.
“I don’t know in the event that they despatched him to get one thing from the nurses’ station, ? And so when he did, he walked all the best way over to my room.
“He knew higher than to come back over by me, he is aware of I’m f****** nuts. And I used to be like, ‘What the f*** are you doing over right here? You wanna get your ass whooped?’”
Understandably, his opponent from the combat remembers occasions considerably in a different way, however can recall how the end result ended up being precisely the identical.
“I’m nonetheless in my fights shorts and my stroll out shirt and simply lined in his blood,” he added. “His blood is in my f****** hair, his blood is in my nails, his blood is on my shorts and I’m a germophobe.
“He retains speaking and this man gained’t f****** shut up so I pee in a cup and I’m bringing it to the physician, which simply occurs to be over by him, proper earlier than his room.
“I’ve an IV pole I’m carrying with me, as a result of I get re-hydrated and he’s sitting there and simply acquired all stirred up in his head.
“He retains speaking and I used to be like, ‘Dude shut the f*** up, have a look at your face’. I flip again round, with my cup of urine and my IV pole and I hear him strolling.
“As I flip, I see my tooth go and he dropped me. I didn’t share this with folks, I truly s*** my pants.”
Diaz, who was the Strikeforce champion earlier than coming to the UFC, reportedly was irked by feedback from Riggs telling him to go away the premier promotion.
So a Diaz brother did what a Diaz brother does finest and determined to take issues into his personal palms, with the 2 ending up brawling in a cabinet.
He recalled: “You realize I acquired up out of my room and I used to be like, ‘What then b****?’ And I f***** knocked him down.
“After which I took double underneath hooks as a result of he had a single leg after which I turned him round, , as a result of I’m hopping on one leg.
“I began punching him in his face, up towards the wall on this room. He’s like, ‘Get your brother, man, get your brother, man. Get your brother, he’s loopy!’”
By 2006, Diaz was nonetheless with World Excessive Cagefighting and intent on making a reputation for himself.
Naturally, serving to his brother beat up a UFC fighter who had just lately dirty himself was the perfect approach to do it.
Diaz returns to the Octagon this Saturday night time when he takes on burgeoning welterweight contender Leon Edwards in a five-round combat at UFC 263.
The UFC legend has not fought since a health care provider stopped his ‘BMF’ title combat with Jorge Masvidal in Madison Sq. Backyard again in November 2019.
But victory towards a licensed contender in Edwards this Saturday may even propel the Stockton-native into title competition for a shot at 170lbs king Kamaru Usman.