The clip left everyone stunned as they wondered why White would allow Diaz to slap him.
On the first episode of UFC Unfiltered, White recalled the situation:
“SO WHAT WAS HAPPENING IS, WE HAD JUST LEFT AND WERE HEADING BACK TO THE ARENA AND WE WERE ON CRENSHAW, AND THERE WAS A PLACE CALLED THE TURF MOTEL. IT JUST CAME TO ME, I SAID PULL THE TRUCK OVER, I WANT NATE TO SLAP ME. AND NATE LOOKED AT ME LIKE, WHAT THE F—? YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE LOOK ON HIS FACE WHEN I SAID THAT. AND THEN WE PULLED OVER AND HE STARTED SLAPPING AWAY.”
Good to see Diaz and White on good terms after there was reportedly much tension between the pair during negotiations for the bout.