The BMF title fight didn’t go as expected.
The highly anticipated welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at Saturday’s UFC 244 in New York City ended via doctor’s stoppage. The ringside physician present at Madison Square Garden called the fight to an end at the conclusion of round three due to a cut sustained by Diaz.
The stoppage awarded a technical knockout win to Masvidal and he’s now the BMF champion. At the end of the fight both fighters expressed interest in doing a rematch in their respective post-fight interviews.
Below is how the pros reacted to the UFC 244 main event, as well as the rest of the action from the main card:
Jorge Masvidal def. Nate Diaz
If this was WWE , you’d have a long reigning champ that you don’t want to lose clean. So you either make a triple threat match or have someone run in and cost him the title. I’m a dork, but great job by both guys. Jorge looked like a killer, and Nate is a Dog(west side) #bmf— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) November 3, 2019
Omg wtf the fight called offff !— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) November 3, 2019
NYSC the worse commission in the world! The dog don’t want stop to fight! Period! #UFC244— Roan Jucao (@jucao) November 3, 2019
That doctor just set us up for the rematch #ufc244— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) November 3, 2019
Nate better get paid double for the next one, clearly his belt was a great fucking idea.
Damn... not the way that main event should’ve ended! Doc’s let way worse continue. What did you guys think about the cut stoppage?? #UFC244— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) November 3, 2019
NEVER EVER EVER FIGHT IN NEW YORK. Same exact doctor looked me in the eye and told me I had a broken leg. I knew I didn’t and knew I could continue. MSG...amazing history and venue...NY...horrible commission. #ufc244— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) November 3, 2019
Good fight and main event . Sucks tho— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) November 3, 2019
They both deserve a belt! They are both incredible! #UFC244— Shannon Knapp (@shanknapp) November 3, 2019
I really wanted to see those last 2 rounds bc Diaz always turns it up in those championship rounds with his cardio #ufc244 run it back . But Masvidal looked amazing— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) November 3, 2019
Que luta horrível— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) November 3, 2019
Anyone else have it 30-27 Gastelum?— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) November 3, 2019
Who the hell scored that 30-27 Gastelum???— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) November 3, 2019
I'm pretty sure Steven Thompson is the nicest guy in the game— Randa Markos (@randamma) November 3, 2019
@WonderboyMMA is the essence of what it means to be a lifelong martial artist! Got to love his performance tonight!— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) November 3, 2019
I’m not impressed at all by Derrick or Ivanov but I need a top 5 opponent for the so the spring @danawhite gimme the winner of this one so i can collect another check— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) November 3, 2019
Blagoy won that ...— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) November 3, 2019
Raise your hand if you have ever seen a boring Black Beast fight. I’ll wait... #UFC244— Joe Ellenberger (@JoeEllenberger) November 3, 2019
That is most complete fight Lewis has put together!!! He scary with cardio. How tough is Ivanov. Crazy power. Close fight I edge Derrick— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) November 3, 2019
what a great matchup— Randa Markos (@randamma) November 3, 2019
Love a Derek Lewis Victory even more so because it leads to a Dereck Lewis post fight interview #blackbeast— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) November 3, 2019
Kevin Lee jus shot the light out in MSG. Congrats bro #UFC244— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 3, 2019
Congrats @MoTownPhenom you back on the winning track. Let’s do it January— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) November 3, 2019