Video: Nate Diaz KO’s Sourdough Sam at 49ers game

Nate Diaz seems to be loving the early days of his post-UFC release. The ever-popular fighter has already been talking up what’s next…

By: Tim Bissell | 1 year
Video: Nate Diaz KO’s Sourdough Sam at 49ers game
Bloody Elbow 2.0 | Anton Tabuena

Nate Diaz seems to be loving the early days of his post-UFC release. The ever-popular fighter has already been talking up what’s next for him (with all signs pointing to a massive payday opposite Jake Paul).

On leaving the UFC Diaz said his goal was to scoop up accolades, titles and lots of cash before eventually returning to the Octagon. Recently it looked as though Diaz had added his first post-UFC title to his collection.

At a San Francisco 49ers game Diaz was spotted in the stadium going toe-to-toe with 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam. In the short video clip posted below, Sam can be seen wearing a special 49ers championship belt.

The site of gold prompted Diaz to drop Sam with a KO punch, so he could snatch the belt.

Thankfully, Sam didn’t see too worse for wear. The entertainer soon popped up and gave Diaz a fist bump and a hug. It’s unclear if he got his belt back, though.

Share this story

About the author
Tim Bissell
Tim Bissell

Tim Bissell is a writer, editor and deputy site manager for Bloody Elbow. He has covered combat sports since 2015, but has been watching since the early 2000s. Tim covers news and events and has also written longform and investigative pieces. Among Tim's specialties are the intersections between crime and combat sports. Tim has also covered head trauma, concussions and CTE in great detail.

Tim is also BE's lead (only) sumo reporter. He blogs about that sport here and on his own substack, Sumo Stomp!

Tim is currently a social worker in training.

Email me at [email protected]. Nice messages will get a response.

More from the author

Bloody Elbow Podcast
Related Stories