Full Send MMA reporter OG Shawny Mack, a member of the Nelk Boys content creation team on YouTube, got more than he bargained for on his first week reporting at a live UFC event.
Full Send was on the scene July 2 at UFC 276 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and, while backstage, tried to interview MMA star Nate Diaz, famed for his “Stockton Slap” technique.
Things escalated quickly within moments of Mack speaking to Diaz.
The 37-year-old fighter said something about Mack speaking ill about his boy, slapped the microphone out of the reporter’s hand, and struck the cap off his head.
The interview ended there.
Speaking to other Nelk Boys this week, Mack provided the likely reason why he got slapped.
Mack made memes designed to mock one of Diaz’s friends
One of the Nelk Boys asked Mack if he would “square up” to him.
“What the fuck am I going to do … fight Nate Diaz?” Mack said.
Explaining the confrontation, Mack said Diaz — who has been linked with a bout against the intimidating contender Khamzat Chimaev — has a homeboy and training partner called Nick Maximov.
“There was also a video TMZ posted, and they asked Nate Diaz when he’s going to fight Khamzat,” Mack said. “He said, ‘Fuck that, fight my boy over here,’ and it just awkwardly pans the camera to Nick Maximov like he wasn’t expecting it.”
‘I probably deserved it’
“And he’s like, ‘Yeah, man.’ I made a meme about it, and I took the song that goes, ‘Oh no, oh no.’ So when the camera pans to Nick Maximov, I played that. And I zoomed in on Nick Maximov’s face — that was the first one.”
Mack said he also made a second meme to mock Maximov, who lost a UFC match on May 14 to Andre Petroski by first-round anaconda choke.
“He got tapped out in the first round, so I screenshotted a picture of Nick Maximov obviously slept in the cage, and I put the Nate Diaz quote — ‘Khamzat Chimaev, come fight my boy, as he’s sitting there [obviously beaten].”
After all was said and done, Mack conceded: “So … you know what? Fucking right. I probably deserved it.”
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