Nate Diaz not suspended after ‘failed drug test’ and fight against Jorge Masvidal could still go ahead at UFC 244 – The Sun

NATE DIAZ'S fight with Jorge Masvidal could still go ahead despite the American announcing he had failed a drugs test.

The American released a furious statement claiming somebody was "f****** with me" and he was ready to pull out of the BMF title scrap.

Diaz, 34, was meant to take on the fellow American in the main event of UFC 244 on November 2.

But it's now in serious jeopardy following the revelation in which Diaz himself suggested he wouldn't be competing.

According to ESPN, USADA – the UFC's anti-doping partner, has not suspended Diaz and the ultimate decision will come down to the fighter himself.

The report further claims that Diaz tested positive for trace amounts of selective androgen receptor module better known as SARM.

USADA spokesperson Adam Woullard told ESPN: "UFC and USADA are gathering information and will issue a statement as soon as possible."

Diaz took to social media to release a lengthy statement alongside the caption: "Your all on steroids not me".


It read: "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***ING with me fixes it, I won’t be competing.

"I’m not gonna play their game and try and hide it or keep quiet, as they suggested.

"I’m not going to have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherf*****s who keep quiet until after the fight so they can get paid. F****** cheaters.

"I don’t give a f*** about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I'm not playing along with this bulls***.

"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 realest baddest mother f***er in the game.”

Masvidal has come out and publicly backed Diaz, insisting the fight is still going to go ahead.

He tweeted: "You not the baddest mofo in the game (i am) but you are one of the cleanest mofo’s @NateDiaz209 I’ll see you nov 2. I know your name is clean. I don’t need @usantidoping to tell me s***!"

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