Nate Diaz and his crew getting into fights is nothing new in the world of fighting. This time Anthony Taylor and AJ McKee were on the receiving end.
UFC superstar Nate Diaz’s protégé Chris Avilla faced boxer Anthony Taylor in the undercard of the Jake-Paul vs. Tyron Woodley II. The fight took place on December 18th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. During the weigh-in at the venue, the Stockton crew teamed up against Avilla’s opponent and made things physical as water bottles and hands were thrown.
Both Chris and Anthony’s sides didn’t back down from an argument. While Avilla had the UFC welterweight superstar, Taylor had Bellator’s #1 pound-for-pound contender and current featherweight champion AJ McKee assisting him in the melee.
“If we have a problem, we go to the backyard”– AJ McKee urges Nate Diaz to settle their argument
McKee is scheduled to take on Patricio Pitbull in the Bellator 277 main event, and he was asked in a recent interview to comment on the incident. He said he doesn’t exactly hold a grudge against Diaz, but he certainly wouldn’t take the fight to him if they tried to team up against his boy.
“I wouldn’t call it beef” said McKee. “Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ must not be touched in my presence, period. Out of respect for me or whoever you wish to respect, they must not be touched in my presence. I don’t particularly like Chris or Nate, I don’t like bullies. So you try to go around bullying Anthony, I’m not going to succeed. So every encounter we had was a bit dicey. I wouldn’t call it beef if it was real beef, it would be treated. (H/T MMAFighting.com)
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“I had a problem with one of his guys a few years ago, and very OG style, I texted Nate like, ‘What’s good?'” explained McKee. “I know your boy is UFC, I’m Bellator bro, we’ve been in the game before. If we got a problem let’s go backyard style how we originated and come down bro. Of course no reaction. Some people just aren’t cut out of that stuff.” (H/T MMAFighting.com)
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