Flashback | It’s that time of the week again and we have another classic moment in MMA history. Today we go back to a WSOF event and take a look at a fight that didn’t happen in the cage. It all started off with a “Stockton Slap”. Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov were arguing face to face for about a good 20-30 seconds before Nate let off a Slap that was so loud, most of the arena turned to see what it was. It literally sounded like a gun shot went off in the arena. All I could see from that point is chaos. At this point is where the video begins.
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Nathan Donald “Nate” Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5. Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz. Prior to signing with the UFC, Diaz competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase. As of June 6th 2017, Diaz is #8 in official UFC lightweight rankings.
He holds notable victories over the likes of Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone, Gray Maynard, and Takanori Gomi. Diaz is also tied with Joe Lauzon for the most UFC bonus awards, with 15 in total.  Nate Diaz, along with Conor McGregor, hold the record for the highest UFC Pay Per View buy with UFC 202.
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: ХIабиб ГӀабдулманапил НурмухӀамадов; born September 20, 1988) is an undefeated Russian mixed martial artist of Avar ethnicity. He is a two time Combat Sambo World Champion, a freestyle wrestler and a Judo black belt who currently fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently holds one of the longest undefeated streaks in MMA with 24 wins. Since 2017, he has been ranked the #2 contender in the UFC Lightweight division by several ranking authorities
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, in the village of Sildi in Tsumadinsky District in modern-day Dagestan, Russia,  before moving to the state capital Makhachkala in his childhood, and then briefly in his older years to Kiev, Ukraine where he trained at Combat Dobro. He is the second of three children, including an older brother Magomed and younger sister Amina. His father’s family had moved from Silde, Tsumadinsky District to Kirovaul, where his father converted the ground floor of their two-story building into a gym. Khabib grew up in the household with his siblings and cousins. His interest in martial arts began from watching the students training at the gym.
Like many children in Dagestan he began wrestling from an early age; at the age of six under the tutelage of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A decorated athlete and a veteran of the Army, his father Abdulmanap had also wrestled from an early age before training in judo and sambo in the military. In 2001, his family moved to Machachkala. There, at the age of 12, he trained in wrestling, and from age 15 he began training in judo. After turning 17, he began training in combat sambo under his father. According to Khabib, the transition from wrestling to judo was difficult, but his father wanted him to get used to competing in a gi jacket. Abdulmanap is currently a senior coach for the combat sambo national team in the Republic of Dagestan, training several athletes in sambo and wrestling in Makhachkala, Russia. Khabib would frequently get into street fights in his youth, before focusing his attention to mixed martial arts.