What happened to Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev backstage?
The UFC 279 press conference was canceled due to an “altercation” backstage shortly after it began.
It was meant to have Dana White, Kevin Holland, Daniel Rodriguez, Nate Diaz, Khamzat Chimaev, Tony Ferguson, and Li Jingliang but only Holland and Rodriguez appeared after White called it off due to the safety of all involved.
Dana White explains what happened backstage at the UFC 179 press conference
White called off the media scrum shortly after Holland and Rodriguez answered some questions.
This is first time that a UFC press conference has been cut short and canceled.
Reporters backstage who witnessed the moment had difficulty putting it into words.
This is a developing story, we’ll update shortly.