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Nate Diaz reportedly out of UFC 244 main event following claims of a failed drug test

When MMA was finally legalized in New York, the sky was the limit. The UFC jumped at any opportunity to make a card that will attract millions. Recently, the state has had its fair share of bad luck, whether it be a result of bus attacks or last-minute main events.

It looks like another obstacle has been put in the UFC’s way. The planned Nate Diaz v. Jorge Masvidal bout for the BMF Title at UFC 244 is in jeopardy of being canceled altogether.

Diaz himself posted on social media discussing the New York Athletic Commission finding something in his system. Being his honest self, Diaz did not want to keep quiet about it, as he proclaimed his innocence.

“I only take WholeFood or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat,” Diaz stated. “So until UFC, Usada or whoever is FUCKING with me Fixes it, I won’t be competing.”

This is the second time a planned fight inside Madison Square Garden has gone sour for Diaz. Scheduled to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 230, “The Diamond” got injured, resulting in Nate bowing out of the card. Now, a potentially flawed test will keep Diaz out of another fight.

His opponent, Masvidal, is doing everything in his power to keep the fight going.

One of the most noticeable quotes from Diaz’s statement was the idea of him keeping quiet:

“I’m not gonna play their game and try and hide it or keep quite, as they suggested. I’m not gonna have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherfuckers who keep quiet until after the fight just so that they can get paid. fuckin cheaters.”

It is the ultimate calling out of a company he works for and a commission working with said company. The NYCAC has always been a pain to deal with, and now Diaz has felt their wrath. Whether he is clean or not, this is something that may need to be looked into further.

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