Most Recent Update On Nate Diaz and USADA | UFC 244 Status and Card

Update on Nate Diaz and USADA

A few days back, firstly, Nate Diaz tested positive for a banned substance. It means that he won’t able to perform in the UFC 244 against Jorge Masvidal.

From Ronda Rousey to Jon Jones and many UFC fighters supports Nate Diaz. However, most importantly, the situation is now controlled as USADA gave Diaz the clean chit to compete.

Even UFC president Dana White supports Nate Diaz. Recently he tweeted that the match between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal is ON…

Dana White stated he 100% knew that Nate Diaz wasn’t taking anything to cheat.

Ronda Rousey, Nate Diaz statement

After ‘the USADA bans Nate Diaz’ news broke all over the internet. As seen below, Many UFC fighters comment on Nate Diaz and USADA controversy. In other words, UFC fighters support Nate Diaz.

Ronda Rousey stated, “Everyone knows you’re clean, f*** cheaters, PEDs are for p******.”

Nate Diaz releases the statement just after USADA ban him from UFC 244, “I’m not gonna make it out to NYC for fight week next week because they say I tested with elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements. I call false on that cause I only take Whole Food or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat. So until UFC, USADA or whoever is F****** with me fixes it, I won’t be competing. I’m not gonna play their game and try to hide it or keep quiet, as they suggested.”

“I’m not going to have my name tainted as a cheater like these other m************ who keep quiet until after the fight just so that they can get paid. F****** cheaters. I don’t give a f*** about some money over my dignity and legacy. I’m not playing along with that bull****. I’m not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight. That’s cheating. So fight game I’ll see you when I see you. Sincerely, the realest baddest m********** in the game.”

Nate Diaz USADA UFC 244 Card
Nate Diaz USADA UFC 244 Card

Conor McGregor and Jon Jones statement

Conor McGregor stated, “There’s only one Bad Mother F***er in this game and he is the weight jumping, sport crossing, country invading, whiskey drinking Irish animal typing this tweet right now,” he added. “Right here from his presidential suite at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Moscow, See you all soon.”

Jon Jones stated, “I know you feel like someone is setting you up, that’s exactly how I felt.” he added. “At times it’s going to feel like a pretty hopeless situation but maybe it’s not, you can’t just give up and do nothing, This is a different type of fight man, you owe it to your fans to fight it.”

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UFC executives on Diaz’s status

UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance, Jeff Novitsky stated that Nate’s “plant-based, vegan, organic multivitamin” is the substance that had the contaminant in its ingredients.

“This isn’t guesswork. There’s nothing guesswork about the Nate Diaz case. It is as rock solid evidence as I’ve ever seen in the history of my anti-doping career when it comes to a contaminant. To say he did anything wrong, you’d have to say, ‘You did something wrong by choosing a plant-based, vegan, organic multivitamin that said on the label they were lab tested.’ Somebody can say he did something wrong on that? It’s a shame if they would. The guy did nothing wrong.”

In addition, According to Campbell, caught in USADA policy is the worst thing that can happen to a fighter.

“I’m going to get a call that Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, these guys that I know because I know them in and out would never in a million years do this. They are going to find themselves (in this situation), they’re going to be branded a cheater and it will not only impact their career, but their legacy. That is the single worst thing in my opinion that you could do to somebody, and particularly as a fighter in this profession.”

According to Novtizky, Legacy is the most important and he stands by Diaz’s side.

“Your legacy is what you do this for at the end of the day. The money is great and everything else is great, but you do this for your legacy and I don’t want us to ever be a part of anything that negatively affects someone’s legacy who did something unintentionally who did nothing wrong. Nate did nothing wrong. Nate is not a cheater. It’s literally that simple.”

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UFC 244 Details

UFC 244 is all set to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 2, 2019.

Also, UFC president Dana White told ESPN that a welterweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will headline the show.

But that’s not all, On the other hand, A brand new championship, the “‘BMF’ belt” will be on the line. BUT you will be amazed if you read the BMF story.

What is the BMF belt?

Following Nate Diaz’s victory over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in August, he stated in the post-fight press conference, His next fight would see him defending the “Baddest mother [expletive] in the game belt.” However, in short, now that imaginary belt is set to become a reality.

UFC 244 Fight Card

Above all, after all the controversy between Nate Diaz and USADA. Likewise, here is the updated fight card for the show.

Main Card (10 PM ET, PPV)

  1. Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz
  2. Darren Till vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  3. Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque
  4. Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoi Ivanov
  5. Gregor Gillespie vs. Kevin Lee

Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN2)

  1. Johnny Walker vs. Corey Anderson
  2. Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani
  3. Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
  4. Andrei Arlovski vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Preliminary Card (6:30 PM ET, UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+)

  1. Jennifer Maia vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  2. Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre
  3. Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu.

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