Tyler Diamond Describes in TMZ Interview Being Slapped by Nate Diaz During Brawl

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 16, 2018

Nate Diaz poses during a UFC 202 mixed martial arts news conference, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. Diaz is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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The Ultimate Fighter competitor Tyler Diamond spoke with TMZ Sports on Wednesday about an incident in which Nate Diaz slapped him last week.

Diamond said that he was attempting to diffuse a situation between his friend, Clay Guida, and a group of people who attended a Combate Americas event in Sacramento, California, with Diaz.

During the melee, Diamond said he was slapped by Diaz before security guards arrived to break it up.

Diamond added that he doesn't wish to press charges against Diaz.

While Diamond said Diaz had roughly 10 people with him during the fracas, he noted that Diaz and his group retreated when they realized they were outnumbered.

Diamond is an up-and-coming star in the featherweight division with a perfect record of 9-0 during his professional career.

Like Diamond, Diaz rose to prominence on The Ultimate Fighter when he won the fifth season of the show in 2007.

He has made a big name for himself since then, recording a professional record of 19-11 that includes a second-round submission win over Conor McGregor in March 2016.

Diaz hasn't fought since UFC 202 in August 2016, however, when he lost his rematch against McGregor by majority decision.

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