You’ve already read the headline, so you probably want to get straight to the video. How, or why this came about I’m sure I have no idea.
Maybe because we’re not that far removed from Hard Target’s anniversary? A movie I have the utmost respect for thanks to great bad guy deaths like this. Maybe Van Damme was the craigslist seller that responded to Nate’s “cryptic” tweet?
While the footage likely dates from a 2016 meetup that we reported on at the time, to my knowledge, this is our first time posting the actual footage of Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz getting kick movement lessons from the Timecop star.
Nate & Nick working with Jean-Claude Van Damme in a parking lot— Steve (@MMA_Relevant) September 2, 2018
The MMA world is fucked pic.twitter.com/oi6Gpbiovl
There’s been a strange current of faux-fighters-show-real-fighters-how-to-mma in recent years. Whether it was Steven Seagal taking credit for Anderson Silva’s knockouts (who correctly didn’t take him seriously*), or Michael Jai White teaching Kimbo Slice how to punch, or this — it happens.
Maybe it helps that the sport was spawned by stuff like this.
*Sadly, Chechen warlords do take him seriously.