Nate Diaz suffered two nasty cuts on the right side of his face which led to the doctor stoppage in his main-event bout against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244.
Masvidal opened a cut on Diaz in the very first round after landing a slashing elbow which dropped the Stockon Slugger.
Diaz's gash continued to worsen with the cageside doctor eventually putting a halt to the BMF contest in between round three and four.
As soon as referee Dan Miragliotta waved off the contest, the Madison Square Garden crowd vented their frustration by booing the decision.
Naturally, Diaz's cut became the talking point of the online MMA community.
The picture on the left is the cut that led to a doctors stoppage the picture on the right is Diaz during a round of his fight with mcgregor that he won... someone tell me how that stoppage isn't bullshit #MasvidalDiaz #ufc244 pic.twitter.com/ydC1FH6Pyi
- Josh (@plat_chat) November 3, 2019
Looks like a big cut on Nate Diaz right above the eyes #UFC244 pic.twitter.com/H5fqErJ8z4
- Rishabh (@RlSHABH) November 3, 2019
This is the post fight picture of Nate Diaz after UFC 241 on August 17, the stitches are exactly where today's cut opened up. #UFC244 pic.twitter.com/2TPMjTa1jl
- Rodrigo Del Campo (@RodDelCampo) November 3, 2019
Nate Diaz is used to these cuts. The docs are actually trash. Look at v Mcgregor cut compared to today. Can't wait for em to run it back#UFC244 pic.twitter.com/mv0rhUz6IO
- ranga (@rangapube) November 3, 2019
Speaking after the fight, Diaz seemed surprised the bout was stopped.
"I didn't think they were going to stop it," he said to Joe Rogan inside the Octagon. "I was just getting ready to get started.
"He got the job done like he was supposed to so right on to Jorge for what he did. But I'm coming back for your ass, motherf*cker. Let me heal up and let's go again."