Jorge Masvidal Backs Nate Diaz in Doping Controversy

Published 10/24/2019, 7:11 PM EDT


Nate Diaz just shared terrible news with the world when he said he withdrew from the main event of UFC 244. It means possibly the fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal is off. Nate Diaz shared a tweet earlier saying :

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I am not gonna make it out to NYC for fight week next week because they say I tested with elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements. Until UFC, Usada or whoever is FU***G with me Fixes it, I won’t be competing.

Related: Nate Diaz’s statement after doping accusations

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Nate Diaz was supposed to fight Jorge Masvidal in the most anticipated fight of the year in Madison Square Garden next week. However, Diaz claimed that he failed a drug test and hence won’t be fighting in UFC 244. 

USADA found elevated levels of testosterone from the test results of Nate Diaz which may have been the result of some tainted supplements. Although UFC suggested Diaz to keep quiet about the whole situation, Diaz denies doing the same.

Nate Diaz said:

I am not gonna play their game and try and hide it or keep quiet, as they suggested. I don’t give a fuck about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I am not playing along with this bullshit. I am not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight. That’s cheating.

A few minutes after Diaz releases the statement, Jorge Masvidal took it to twitter to support Nate Diaz. Masvidal also said that he would still fight Diaz in UFC 244 regardless of the failed drug tests.

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Jorge Masvidal said:

You not the baddest mofo in the game (i am) but you are one of the cleanest mofo’s. I’ll see you nov 2. I know your name is clean. I don’t need USADA to tell me shit!

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At the moment, it uncertain whether we still have the main event of UFC 244 as UFC has not released any official statement. However, this is bad news for the fans who have been waiting to see these two killers fight it out inside the octagon for the BMF title.

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Alok Nayak

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