On of the most anticipated fights in UFC history may have fallen apart.
On Thursday night, Nate Diaz took to Twitter to announce his withdrawal from his main event bout with Jorge Masvidal at next week’s UFC 244. The two welterweight fighters were scheduled to fight for the BMF (Bad Motherf*cker) title. Diaz claimed he’d been told that a tainted supplement was to blame for his failed test.
The potential loss of what arguably was the biggest fight of the year sparked mayhem on social media. Below is how the pros reacted to the news:
You not the baddest mofo in the game (i am) but you are one of the cleanest mofo’s @NateDiaz209 I’ll see you nov 2. I know your name is clean. I don’t need @usantidoping to tell me shit!— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) October 24, 2019
There’s only one Bad Mother Fucker in this game and he is the weight jumping, sport crossing, country invading, whiskey drinking Irish animal typing this tweet right now.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2019
Right here from his presidential suite at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Moscow.
See you all soon.
Well well well, the plot thickens eh??— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) October 24, 2019
Fuck you— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 25, 2019
And just like that, years of hard work discredited overnight, with one phone call. https://t.co/dyCAivteLU— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2019
Not many people in the world know what you’re feeling right now, I do. Keep your head up man. I knew I was innocent and was willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours with scientists and lawyers to prove it.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2019
I know you feel like someone is setting you up, that’s exactly how I felt. At times its going to feel like a pretty hopeless situation but maybe it’s not, you can’t just give up and do nothing. This is a different type of fight man, you owe it to your fans to fight it.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2019
I’ll fight in Nov and Dec. that’s what a BMF does now come see me!! #THECHAMP #MSG @danawhite @danawhite @AliAbdelaziz00— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) October 24, 2019
FAKE NEWS. Quit trying to fight journeymen Marty. Let Masvidal fight another .500 fighter or Leon Scott. You got a date with daddy December 14th. And we’re not talking about the one in Federal Penitentiary. https://t.co/wO9ssn3NGY— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) October 24, 2019
If Diaz is really out I know a guy...— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) October 24, 2019
Breaking news @NateDiaz209 is on steroids— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) October 24, 2019
This shit is hilarious— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) October 24, 2019
They are all on steroids!!!— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) October 24, 2019
guess when nate diaz said everyone was on steroids he was including himself— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) October 24, 2019
USADA : It’s all good false alarm that was nicks failed test not Nate— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 24, 2019
Breaking news: UFC is moving on from USADA— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) October 24, 2019
F ck this guys!— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) October 24, 2019
I’m clean right here!
And I fight anyone, anywhere, anytime, any weight, any rules set! Just say my name you already know my answer it’s a Let’s go! #everyoneisonsteroids
https://t.co/OM6dIc0YRr pic.twitter.com/MjW9jX27ke— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) October 24, 2019