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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has opened up about the important advice he offered to UFC star Jorge Masvidal after his stunning victory over Nate Diaz.
Masvidal, 35, stopped his opponent in the third round (via a controversial doctor's stoppage) at UFC 244 in New York to capture the BMF title.
And Johnson was in attendance for the event at Madison Square Garden and strapped the belt on 'Gamebred.'
During an appearance on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on Monday, the celebrity superstar told Masvidal to "take advantage" of his victory over Diaz and continue to work hard.
The Rock explained: "I congratulated him, of course, and I talked to him about what this opportunity meant and how this BMF title that is somewhat polarising in the sport of MMA -- some guys were behind it and some guys weren't -- but again, this is this unique experience that kind of transcends weight divisions and the sport because it has such street cred.
"I reminded him what an incredible opportunity this is, and to take advantage of it, continue to work hard..."@TheRock reveals details from the conversation he had with @GamebredFighter after #UFC244 (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/LlwuzDni3X
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 11, 2019
"There's incredible champions who are incredibly disciplined and skilled in multiple disciplines of MMA, and then there's the BMFs. So I was very happy for Jorge...
"So I reminded him what an incredible opportunity this is and to take advantage of it and continue to work hard as, of course, he is going to do.
"And also, he's got a sharp wit about him which makes him very likable.
"He loves to talk s**t, as we all do down in Miami, but he also has a cool, sharp, smart wit about him and he's got his head in the right place, and his head being in the right place is wanting to do everything he can to impact his own bottom line, impact the company's bottom line, which will in turn generate more income for himself and the fighters.
"So he's really making sure that his value is realised."
Diaz, 34, hilariously slammed The Rock in a post-fight rant over his Miami connection with Masvidal.
But the 47-year-old WWE legend saw the funny side of his comments and responded on the MMA Show by saying "that's the Nate that we all know and love."
Nick Diaz has also revealed that he is eyeing up a UFC return in 2020 and wants to avenge his brother's defeat in a blockbuster clash with Jorge Masvidal.
And BMF champ Masvidal wasted no time in responding to Diaz's callout on social media.
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