WATCH: Here’s an Even Better Angle of Nate Diaz’s Wild Incident at Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley

Published 01/01/2022, 12:29 PM EST
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 05: Nate Diaz watches as teammate Chris Avila of the United States enters the Octagon before facing Enrique Barzola of Peru in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The Jake Paul versus Tyron Woodley boxing match already had so much going on. MMA fans were hoping to see a different outcome than the first match.

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The final outcome was disappointing for many. However, UFC fighter Nate Diaz managed to steal a bit of the spotlight for himself. The Stockton fighter attended the highly anticipated boxing match and while he was casually walking, he stopped and feinted a punch on a bystander.

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The man had drinks in his hands and flinched because of Diaz’s punch. All the beer he was holding spilled in quite a dramatic fashion. However, the security immediately blocked the man’s way and Diaz also was taken ahead. Hence, things did not escalate.

This video immediately went viral on social media. Some people questioned the motive behind the fighter’s action. Some found the video funny, whereas others sympathized with the man.

In a new video on Diaz’s YouTube channel, he shared some moments of 2021 and the flinching incident was also present. However, the angle was from his side. The incident, now famously known as ‘The Flinch’ is one that MMA fans might not forget anytime soon.

Turns out the man who flinched is also an MMA fighter. Carrese Archer came forward to speak about the incident and wasn’t too happy about it.

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What’s next for Nate Diaz?

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Diaz last fought at UFC 263 against Leon Edwards but unfortunately, lost the bout. Before that, he also lost against Jorge Masvidal. After two back-to-back losses, Nate Diaz still remains one of the best welterweights and several MMA fighters would ideally like to fight him.

He has a loyal fanbase and they would like to see him in some exciting bouts this year. Further, it is said that his UFC contract has been extended. Hence, fans would surely love to see him in the octagon soon.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz eyes Conor McGregor from across the Octagon before their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Who do you think Nate Diaz should fight next? Who would be a great opponent? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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