Tensions boiled over at the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz pre-fight faceoff on Thursday, as both teams got into a brawl that resulted in punches being thrown.
The incident occurred after the two fighters did their traditional faceoff, which quickly turned heated. Paul’s security team began shoving Diaz’s team, and punches were eventually thrown.
Security guards from both camps were involved in the brawl, and it took several minutes for them to break it up.
Neither Paul nor Diaz were involved in the physical altercation, but they were both seen shouting at each other from across the stage.
The brawl is the latest sign of the bad blood between the two fighters, who have been trading barbs on social media for months.
Paul is a YouTuber-turned-boxer who is undefeated in his professional career. Diaz is a former UFC fighter who is known for his aggressive fighting style.
The two fighters are scheduled to face off in a boxing match on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The brawl at the pre-fight faceoff has only added to the hype for the fight, which is expected to be one of the biggest boxing matches of the year.