Subject of viral video sounds off on Nate Diaz after flinching incident: 'You think this man is a gangster?'
The man who was caught on video spilling his beer because of Nate Diaz has identified himself, and he’s none too pleased about the situation – or the fact that people herald Diaz as a “gangster.”
In a viral video posted early Sunday morning, Diaz is seen being escorted by police and security out of Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla, during the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley fight. At one point, Diaz stops and fakes like he’s about to punch a man, causing him to flinch and fling his beer in the air.
Here’s the eight-second clip, which had 1.1 million views as of Monday afternoon:
The previously unidentified man in the video is MMA and bare-knuckle fighter Carrese Archer, who posted an Instagram video calling out Diaz for his actions, as well as UFC president Dana White for re-sharing the video.
“Hello, world. I seen all the laughter, everybody laughing, haha. Same thing that make you laugh make you cry,” Archer said. “Nate Diaz is a bona fide female dog. He had the police with him, had the security protecting him, and you gonna flinch at me and try to sucker punch me when I’m not paying attention? And y’all think this man is a gangster? I think the world is f*cked up and confused around here when they think about what is a real gangster. I’m a real street dog. I’m in the streets. Believe that. Anybody that know me know how ‘One Punch’ rockin’, and we don’t do sh*t while the police there.”
He continued, “Dana White, I seen you made a post. And you laughed, and you thought it was funny. I bet you won’t think it’s funny you sign me for one fight, and I knock Nate Diaz the f*ck out in the first round. Guaranteed, no cap, I’m not playing no games.”
It’s unclear why Diaz faked like he would punch Archer.
Archer, who’s 2-6 in MMA according to his Tapology profile, has posted videos on social media training at Team Bodyshop in Southern California, the home gym of Bellator featherweight champion A.J. McKee.
At the Paul vs. Woodley weigh-ins, the Diaz and McKee entourages got into a scuffle.