Nate Diaz Says He’s Off UFC 244 Card Due to Issue With Drug Test
By FCF Staff
Just over one week out from UFC 244, Nate Diaz is claiming that he’s not headed to New York City for the event, due an issue with a pre-fight drug test.
Recently the outspoken star tweeted out the comment below (transcription from MMA Junkie):
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–KING with me fixed 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 gonna have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherfuckers who keep quiet until after the fight just so they can get paid. F–kin’ cheaters. I don’t give a fuck about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I’m not playing along with this bullsh-t. 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.
The real baddest mother (expletive) in the game.
Your all on steroids not me pic.twitter.com/ykrZmRIoPS
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 24, 2019
Diaz is scheduled to fight Jorge Masvidal in the main event of the November 2nd card. As of the publishing of this report, there’s been no official announcement from the UFC, USADA or the New York Commission regarding the status of the bout.