Last March, Clay Guida called out Nate Diaz for a rematch to take place at UFC 225 this June. This matchup did not end up materializing, but the two fighters ended up going at it with each other, according to reports, at least.
As confirmed in a report by MMA Fighting, the fracas happened during the Combate Americas event on Friday in Sacramento, where Diaz was present to show support to teammate one-time UFC fighter Chris Avila. Guida, meanwhile, was at the event with TUF 27 contestant Tyler Diamond to show support for teammate Anthony Avila.
According to a first-hand account from Diamond, Diaz initiated the contact by shoving Guida, and as he was trying to pacify both men, he ended up taking the patented Diaz “Stockton Slap.”
I was talking face to face with Clay, he got pushed & I saw Nate & about ten other dudes so I stepped up with my arms out trying to descalate the situation & Nate then slapped me while one of his groupies rabbit punched me.
— Tyler Diamond (@TylerD1amond) May 12, 2018
In another statement sent by Guida’s manager John Fosco, “The Carpenter” was shoved from behind but the fall had caused him to hit his lip on a metal guardrail, splitting it open. Fosco added that Guida is planning to take legal action against Diaz and his team.
Diaz, who lost to Guida via split decision in 2009, has not commented about the incident.
One angle of the said altercation can be seen in this video.
Guida is currently slated to still be part of UFC 225, where will be facing Bobby Green.