Back in September 2015, a brawl broke out between the Diaz brothers and Khabib Nurmagomedov at World Series of Fighting 22. Khabib had a beer thrown on him during the commotion, but the incident did not escalate much further.
Months removed from the clash with the Stockton natives, Khabib remains unimpressed with Nate Diaz.
“[Diaz] thinks he’s cool or something there,” Khabib told Sports.ru. “But I believe I have more spirit and courage, and I can prove it anywhere. Of course, I did not want to do it on the street. I am a professional fighter. But when we were in street fight, it was self-defense. I am a Samboist and Sambo is all “self-defense without weapons,” so I just defended myself.”
While Khabib is aware that psychological warfare is the Diaz way, he refuses to play their games.
“I do not see anyone who could get into my head. For all the 27 years that I have lived, I fought on the street when I was young, and competed with all the best fighters in the world. For me, someone wants to fight, not a problem, I’m psychologically balanced in terms of spirit will not lose to anyone.”
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