Retired UFC fighter Brendan Schaub attended “The Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
Backstage after the fight, the retired fighter and current UFC star Nate Diaz had a brief altercation and now Schaub has decided to tell his version of what happened between the two.
“I’m with Terence Crawford, Amir Khan, [Andre] Berto, I’m in the back and they’re saying how good Conor did and I’m like, good, great, I thought he was gonna do even better. Showtime wanted me to go do this post-fight show thing so I’m going and I see Nate Diaz and he’s by himself on his phone. I see him and I think, same fraternity, UFC guys. I just figured, we’re brothers in arms here. So I see him and I’m like, ‘Yo Nate, bro, how about that fight, man? You’re next. Biggest fight in UFC history brother.’ And he starts laughing. He’s like, ‘Aw hell no. How f---ing stupid do you look now? How stupid do you look, talking all this shit?’ And I’m like, ‘Woah, what are you doing right now? What the hell are you doing right now?’ And he keeps talking so I go, ‘Nate, he doesn’t look that stupid. He won rounds against the best boxer of all time.’ Then Nate’s like, ‘He didn’t win rounds. He gave him one round. Alright, man. Either way. He won rounds though. What are you doing?’ And he keeps talking shit. Then he starts talking about my career and I’m like, what is going on right now? I went, ‘Nate, I have no issues with you. You’re pointing your gun at the wrong guy. What are you doing right now? You should be selling this fight against Conor, not me. I’m not the guy. I’m in skinny jeans and Gucci boots for God’s sakes. What are you doing right now?’,” Schaub said on The Joe Rogan Experience.
Nothing got physical between the two men, but the whole thing did get caught on video.
Schaub does admit that he was embarrassed by the whole situation between himself and Diaz.
“I was so embarrassed because the Showtime guys were like, ‘Oh my God, who is that guy?’ And I’m like, ‘That’s the guy who’s supposed to fight Conor next.’,” says Schaub.
While Schaub has commented on the matter, there has been no statement at this time from Diaz.