Moments before the UFC confirmed the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 202, a video surfaced showing Dana White being swatted by the "Stockton Slap."
The said clip proved indicative of the deal being finally made, as Diaz posted it with the caption "Getting deals done today."
The video was obviously done out of fun, but apparently, it was White himself who came up with the idea.
"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," White explained on the debut episode of the UFC’s "Unfiltered" podcast (transcript via MMA Fighting). "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--k?’"
"You should have seen the look on his face when I said that. And then we pulled over and he started slapping away."
Diaz is so far the only fighter who was able to make the UFC president look publicly vulnerable, such as in said video. And according to White, he rightfully may be the last one, as well.
"Trust me, if I opened that one up (to the other fighters) they’d be lining up for days."