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October 28, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Nate Diaz fight in jeopardy, NJPW US expansion, more

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The Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal fight that was to headline UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden on 11/2 is in jeopardy as Diaz announced on 10/24 that he was pulling out of the fight.

Diaz posted a statement saying, “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 course. I only take Whole Food or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat. So until UFC, USADA or whoever if 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 gonna have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherf***er who keep quiet until after the fight just so they can get paid. F***in cheaters.

“I don’t give a f*** about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I’m not playing along wit ths bullshit. 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.

Sincerely,

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

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