- Nate Diaz has hinted at retirement.
- Diaz was set to seek revenge for UFC 244 during a future rematch with Jorge Masvidal.
- If Diaz does call it quits, Masvidal could square off in his next fight against Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman, or Canelo Alvarez.
UFC “Baddest Mother F*cker” (BMF) belt contender Nate Diaz hinted at walking away from the Mixed Martial Arts fight game. The news, which came Thursday via Instagram, rocked fans who were expecting a rerun of the Nate Diaz vs. Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal fight.
Nate Diaz Retirement Rumors Spread in Wake of UFC 244
Diaz later clapped back at the retirement rumors he created, but his future’s anything but certain after what happened in his loss to Masvidal at UFC 244.
This Instagram post from Nate Diaz suggested that he was stepping away from the octagon. | Source: Instagram
The fight ended in a doctor stoppage resulting from a cut above Diaz’s eye, and his subsequent comments weren’t the first time that he had decided to take a break from competitive fighting.
Prior to UFC 241, he had been on the sidelines since August 2016 when he lost to “The Notorious” Conor McGregor by majority decision.
So where does this leave Jorge Masvidal?
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Masvidal’s UFC 244 victory cemented his status as one of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC welterweight division, where he’s ranked third behind Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.
In July, he became the first person in the UFC to hand Ben Askren a loss with a brutal flying knee. The fight was over in a record five seconds.