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Ronda Rousey Reacts To Nate Diaz’s Alleged 'Doping' Scandal Ahead Of UFC 244

Ronda Rousey Reacts To Nate Diaz’s Alleged 'Doping' Scandal Ahead Of UFC 244

UFC legend Ronda Rousey has launched a staunch defence of Nate Diaz after the UFC star suggested that he failed a doping test ahead of UFC 244.

The 32-year-old ex-UFC superstar is widely regarded as a pioneer for women in combat sport and became the first female inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame.

And Rousey, who has transitioned to WWE after her MMA career, took to Twitter to back the 34-year-old Diaz and said that PEDs are for "P-U-S-S-I-E-S."

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She tweeted: "Everyone knows you're clean, f**k cheaters, PEDs are for P-U-S-S-I-E-S."

Jorge Masvidal, who is Diaz's opponent at UFC 244, also came to the Stockton native's defence by claiming that he is clean and rubbished the idea that he tested positive.

UFC superstar Jon Jones, much like Masvidal and Rousey, offered his support to the 'Stockton Slugger' and said he knows what it's like when "someone is setting you up."

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However, Conor McGregor took a swipe at Diaz before deleting the tweet about his fierce rival.

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And Dustin Poirier also launched a scathing attack on Diaz and slammed him for accusing other UFC stars of using steroids.

Credit: PA
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The MMA promotion said in a statement: "Mr Diaz has not committed an anti-doping policy violation, has not been provisionally suspended and is not subject to any sanctions.

"Additionally, UFC has been informed by independent experts who have determined that there is unequivocally no appreciable performance enhancing or therapeutic benefit from the significantly limited amount of LGD-4033 that may be present in his system, which is roughly 10,000 times lower than one LGD-4033 therapeutic dose.

"Upon completion of the revised UFC Anti-Doping Policy, UFC and USADA will make the policy publicly available."

Masvidal and Diaz will clash for the BMF title at UFC 244 on 2nd November at Madison Square Garden.

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Associated Press

Topics: Baddest Woman on the Planet, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 244, Stockton Slugger, Gamebred, UFC, Ronda Rousey, MMA

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