Tensions have been running high between Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone in the build-up to their co-main event fight at UFC 141 on Friday night, and that lead to a brief physical confrontation during a staredown at the pre-fight press conference today.
As the two squared up for the customary photograph session following the presser Cerrone appeared to say something to Diaz that lead to the Stockton native knocking off his cowboy hat and then shoving him. Dana White then quickly stepped in to separate the two men before things got any worse.
Bad blood between the two had began weeks earlier when Diaz had refused to shake Cerrone’s hand during a media engagement.
Check out today’s incident via the video below.