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Nate Diaz has astonishingly claimed he will not be competing at UFC 244 after test results highlighted "elevated levels" from what are said to be "tainted supplements".
The Stockton Slugger is slated to face Jorge Masvidal for the newly introduced 'BMF' title but, in a lengthy and typically outspoken statement, he says he will not making the trip to New York as it stands.
Diaz denies any wrongdoing and says he only takes natural food supplements and doesn't eat meat but elected to not stay silent until after the fight because he isn't "gonna have my name tainted as a cheater".
If Nate Diaz is really out of #UFC244, I'll be devastated. And at this short notice, there's no one else the UFC could draft in to fight Jorge Masvidal who would create a similar or bigger buzz.- Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) October 24, 2019
So Darren Till could very well end up headlining the card at MSG.
guess when nate diaz said everyone was on steroids he was including himself :joy:- Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) October 24, 2019
Nate Diaz is out of his next fight after a drug test showed some irregularities.- Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 24, 2019
Diaz is as clean as they get. He may have been set up / framed! https://t.co/eEG6FWoNwN
The shocking news is set to deny fight fans an absolute war between two of the very baddest to ever stepped foot in the Octagon. According to MMA journalist Chisanga Malata, Leon Edwards could be the favourite to replace Diaz on November 2.
Been told the UFC have had a replacement on standby in case of injury or unforeseen circumstances scuppering Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz.- Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) October 24, 2019
That man is none other than Leon Edwards.
He's been paid to be in training camp and is likely the front runner to replace Nate. #UFC244
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