If you follow MMA, you remember last year’s epic war of words between Irish fighter Conor McGregor and Stockton, Calif., native Nate Diaz. Before the fight, McGregor landed the best blows. During the fight, Diaz choked McGregor out and quieted him down for a bit. Although Nate Diaz’s defeat of Conor McGregor at UFC 196 silenced a lot of haters, some didn’t know when to keep their mouths shut.
After the match, Justin Bieber called out Diaz on social media, saying that he still thought Conor was the better fighter.
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Here’s some life advice. Don’t ever call out a UFC fighter. You know the satisfying feeling you get when you pop bubble wrap? That’s how Diaz feels when he breaks bones. And you want to call this guy out?
Diaz playfully explained his Bieber beef to Conan O’Brien this past week.
As expected, the whole thing played out like a Taco Bell meal, which is to say the beef wasn’t entirely real. Diaz and Bieber ended up at a night club in LA, and both men — no strangers to publicity — took the opportunity to catch a photo with one another for their Instagram.
Luna said he experienced the big earthquake that hit Mexico in 1985, and revealed that he happened to be in Mexico City this for this quake as well. Luna said due to his previous experience, he felt somewhat prepared for big earthquakes and even tried to lighten the mood by telling jokes after they had all gotten outside. It wasn’t until the earthquake was over that Luna was able to take in how much destruction was caused by the quake.
“It was so scary and devastating, and we ran out and there was a building that fell — like, half a block away from where we were,” said Luna. “The beautiful thing is you would imagine people would be running away from this cloud, you know? But here it was the opposite. Everyone running towards the cloud to trying to get there to save someone, to save a dog. to try to see if there was anything you could do to help those what were — that were there.”
Luna said he and Gael Garcia Bernal started the grassroots relief efforts because the Mexican people cannot count on the government.
Luna said watching Mexicans come together to help each other moments after the earthquake hit was a beautiful thing to witness, which some might not expect by a country infamous for crime and fraud. “It happens in such a corrupt country like ours where you know the Mexican government won’t get there, so it has to be you. Everyone is helping. Everyone has solidarity. Everyone is caring about each other… it’s the Mexico I feel proud of, it’s the Mexico that I belong to.”
Luna said the money collected through his fundraiser is going directly to the people.
Luna said they’ve created a team of people that will thoroughly investigate which organizations need the most help and make sure the money goes directly there.
“This is not a thing that ends in a week, or two, or three,” Luna said, adding, “There’s still buildings in Mexico that haven’t been rebuilt from the earthquake in 85. So it’s going to take time.” He added, “We need a lot of money, and we hope you can donate and be part of this beautiful effort to give love to those who today lost everything.”
During the interview, while Luna was talking about the corruption in Mexico, Conan O’Brien took a light-hearted jab at the Trump administration, saying: “Unlike this country, where we trust our government.”
“Should I go on one knee?” Luna asked. “I don’t want to get kicked off your show.”
This exchange prompted Luna to take a knee.
He kneeled for a while as the audience clapped, and O’Brien made a joke saying “people tuning in right now think you are proposing.” Luna quickly got up.
Chicano Batman made their late night debut last night on “Conan” and the Los Angeles foursome brought the house down with their magical sounds. Wearing their signature ruffled shirts and suits, the Los Angeles natives played “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” from their third album “Freedom Is Free.”
Lead singer Bardo Martinez was hyped up during the performance, as were the rest of the band. They were clearly not nervous at all.