There were a lot of famous people at UFC 205 – Madonna, Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Jonas, Gordon Ramsay, and Zac Efron all turned up cageside during the event. But did the UFC end up prioritizing the stars of the music and movie industry over their own athletes? According to Nate Diaz, he and his brother Nick couldn’t get tickets to the event at Madison Square Garden despite being a part of some of the biggest PPVs in the company’s history.
“The UFC, they didn’t even want to give me tickets to this fight,” Nate told ESPN. “I think they just wanted to put this picture of him holding the belts, like the greatest thing that ever happened, and they wanted to kinda keep me out of the mix and hide me out on the whole thing. It might have been in his contract, don’t let Nate Diaz in here!”
“Like I was saying, I was up in the stands sitting in the club box. After the fight everyone turned around and looked at me, and it’s not my call. These guys are hiding me out here. I think they gave Nick Jonas my seat. … I’ll leave him alone, I don’t even wanna fight the guy. Just let me get a seat. So we got into the fight through some other people we know. Me and my brother [Nick], they didn’t wanna let any one of us in.”