ByJoshua Molina, writer at Creators.co
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UFC President Dana White has a great sense of humor and he's not afraid to show it on video.

He engaged in some playful fisticuffs recently with UFC fighter Nate Diaz. And now he's explaining it. Here's the video, which was originally posted on Diaz's instagram.

Here's what White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.

"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."

Diaz has popularized "The Stockton Slap" in during his fights and apparently White wanted to experience what it felt like. Diaz went sawft on him though, slapping the top of his head. White sold it like a WWE champ.

Diaz and White were at odds prior to them working out a deal for Diaz to rematch against Conor McGregor at UFC 202. This slap apparently sealed the deal.