As George Kittle Gets Fined $13,699, Nate Diaz Gives His Trademark Styled Support to NFL Star

Published 10/14/2023, 3:08 AM EDT

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Nate Diaz has cemented himself as a favorite among MMA fans for his unfiltered personality. The Stockton native is considered a legend of the sport and is one of its biggest stars to date. From verbally destroying Conor McGregor in their pre-fight press conferences, to ‘Stockton Slapping’ his opponents in the Octagon, there is no predicting what Diaz will do next!

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Recently, he took to social media to show support for San Francisco 49ers tight end, George Kittle. The NFL star came under fire after he revealed a shocking message for the opposing team on his t-shirt. And it reflected the same attitude Diaz has become famous for. So it comes as no surprise that Diaz voiced his support, in his own trademark fashion!

Nate Diaz comes out in support of George Kittle after the NFL star gets fined


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The San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night. The matchup resulted in a resounding victory for the 49ers with a score of 42-10. The 49ers dominated the entire game, from offense to defense. However, the victory might have been overshadowed by George Kittle’s actions.

Kittle, the tight end for the 49ers had an impressive showing during the match. Securing 3 touchdowns in the game. However, he came under fire as he lifted up his jersey to share a message for the Cowboys team. The message read, “F**k Dallas”.


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UFC legend Nate Diaz also weighed in on the situation. In his now famous manner, he shared a story on Instagram showcasing his support for Kittle’s action. He captioned the post, “Give him a raise. LFG @49ers @gkittle””


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The response from 49ers coach, Kyle Shanahan was surprisingly calm. When asked about the incident, he stated, “Just Kittle, WWE stuff, entertainment. Not really much, just smiled at it.”  But it was later reported that Kittle had been fined $13,699 for wearing the shirt by the NFL. While Kittle is dealing with the NFL, Diaz’s skirmish is with his recent opponent Jake Paul and seems to be pointing towards a rematch between the pair.

Diaz wants to fight Jake Paul again

Nate Diaz last engaged in combat sports when he faced off against Jake Paul, a social media personality turned fighter, in a boxing match in August. Surprisingly, Paul secured a unanimous decision victory over Diaz. In the lead-up to the fight, Paul extended an offer for a rematch in MMA to Diaz, who appeared disinterested at the time.

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Recently, things seem to have changed for the UFC start. Jake Paul made an appearance on the Full Send Podcast where he accused Diaz of avoiding him in an MMA fight. According to Paul, a loss in MMA will be much more devastating for Diaz.


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And once again, the Stockton native responded as only he could. He put out a statement on social media where he stated, “You’re full of s***, I didn’t ask for s***”. He then made a counter-offer to Paul, asking for a rematch in boxing on New Year’s Eve this year. With a planned 3 fight under MMA rules.

So far there have been no confirmations regarding the proposed rematches from either side. But it remains to be seen how well the UFC legend would do if Paul were to face him in the MMA world.


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Dushyant Patni


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Dushyant Patni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He fell in love with MMA at the tender age of fourteen and his appreciation for the craft has led him to become a practitioner, too. With a master's degree in English and an extensive background as a writer and editor, he uses his technical ability to articulate the nuances of the sport.
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