It appears that next week’s fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal for the BMF title could be in jeopardy.
This afternoon, Diaz took to Twitter to announce that the fight was off after he was informed that he tested positive for a “tainted supplement”. Diaz goes on to call out USADA, claiming that he only eats and drinks natural supplements.
I’m not gonna make it out to NYC for fight week next week because they say I might have tested with elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements. I call false on that because I only take Whole Foods or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat. So until UFC, USADA or whoever is FUCKING with me fixes it, I won’t be competing.
“I’m not gonna play their game and try and hide it or keep it quiet, as they suggested. I’m not going to have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherfuckers who keep quiet until after the fight just so they can get paid. Fucking cheaters.
“I don’t give a fuck about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I’m not playing along with this bullshit. I’m not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight. That’s cheating. So fight game I’ll see you when I see you.
“Sincerely, the realest baddest motherfucker in the game.”
UFC PR seems to be caught off guard by Diaz’s announcement.
UFC 244 is set to take place next week and it seems like the UFC is prepared to go forward if Diaz is out.
Update: Jorge Masvidal has reacted to Diaz’s announcement.