UFC folk hero Nate Diaz hasn’t fought in the octagon since dropping a majority decision to bus saboteur Conor McGregor in August 2016, though he hasn’t spent his long layoff entirely away from fighting. The Stocktonian showed up to a UFC event in February and smoked a joint, and last month, he got into it with Clay Guida and his crew at a Combate Americas event in Sacramento. Diaz seems to enjoy getting into brawls at minor-league martial arts events around Northern California: He also fought some poor sucker in the crowd at jiu-jitsu competition Fight to Win Pro 77 this weekend.
Diaz runs a jiu-jitsu academy in Lodi, and he was apparently at the event to support some of his fighters. According to attendees, a “shit-talking fan” of some variety was heckling the Diaz entourage, which prompted the melee.