Nate Diaz has claimed that he won’t be combating in the principle occasion of UFC 244 on 2 November after testing optimistic for ‘elevated levels’ of an unknown substance.
Diaz is due to fight Jorge Masvidal at Madison Square Garden, New York, however that bout is now in jeopardy with the California fighter blaming the check outcome on tainted dietary supplements.
The UFC has not confirmed the failed check or that Diaz won’t be combating at MSG, neither has opponent Masvidal commented on the scenario.
Diaz wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m not gonna make it out to NYC for fight week subsequent week as a result of they are saying I examined with elevated ranges that they are saying is perhaps from some tainted dietary supplements.
‘I call false on that cause I only take Whole Food or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat!
Your all on steroids not me pic.twitter.com/ykrZmRIoPS
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 24, 2019
‘So unit UFC, USADA or whoever is FUCKING with me fixes it, I won’t be competing. I’m not gonna play their sport and try to hit it or hold quiet, as they instructed. I’m not going to have my identify tainted as a cheater like these different motherfuckers who hold quiet till after the fight to allow them to receives a commission. Fuck*n cheaters.
‘I don’t give a f*ck about some cash over my dignity and my legacy. I’m not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight. That’s dishonest. So fight sport, I’ll see you after I see you. The realest baddest mom f&cker within the sport.’
The Express and Star report that, if Diaz is certainly pulled from the fight, that he may be very doubtless to get replaced by British star Leon Edwards, who has been paid to be in coaching camp, if one of the principle occasion fighters dropped out.