Published On: Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

Nate Diaz releases x-rated statement after UFC244 clash with Jorge Masvidal is ‘cancelled’ | UFC | Sport

Nate Diaz has furiously denied taking any performance-enhancing drugs, after his fight against Jorge Masvidal at UFC244 was reportedly cancelled.

News emerged on Thursday evening that Diaz had been pulled from the card with just a week to go.

But Diaz released a furious statement on Twitter denying the accusations, despite the UFC staying quiet on the situation.

In his statement, he indicates that the UFC wanted him to continue to fight against Masvidal, but he refused to do so.

“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,” he wrote in a message on Twitter, with the caption reading: “Your all on steroids not me.”

His statement continued: “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*****G 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 gonna have my name tainted as a cheater like those other motherf*****s who keep quiet until after the fight just so that they can get paid. F*****g cheaters.

“I don’t give a f**k about some money over my dignity and my legacy.

“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 mother f****r in the game.”

If the fight is pulled from the card at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Express Sport understands that Birmingham’s Leon Edwards is the back-up fighter on standby.

The Brit has reportedly been in training camp preparing to fight on the card in the event of one of the two main event fighters pulling out.

And it appears he will get his shot, with Diaz adamant he will not travel to the Big Apple, meaning the two main and co-main event fights will both feature English fighters.

Darren Till is set to appear on the undercard against Kelvin Gastelum.

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