UFC, Nate Diaz announces a new withdrawal?


The youngest of the Stockton brothers says goodbye, at the moment, to the world of fighting: all this due to the failure to rematch with Jorge Masvidal.

Nate Diaz greets everyone and says enough. The youngest of the Stockton brothers, fresh from the defeat for TKO of UFC 244 at the hands of Jorge Masvidal, it is actually pulled out of the turns that count following the promotion's decision not to grant him an immediate rematch. We remember, in fact, that many people criticized the stop of the doctor appointed by the New York State athletic commission – considered as the mixed martial arts only arrived in 2016 in those parts – before ascertaining the seriousness of the Californian fighter's injuries in the post-event.

In short, an epilogue maybe arrived in an unexpected way, but that certainly did not question the progress of a match conducted for very large strokes by Jorge Masvidal, who also sent Diaz knockdown risking to finish him before the limit several times. A performance, this, that could – who knows – bring Gamebred to become the first title contender immediately after Colby Covington, who will be confronted with Kamaru Usman in that of UFC 245 on December 14 next at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This always if Masvidal himself does not decide to opt for the money route, maybe facing that Conor McGregor which should be back in action next January 18 against one of Donald Cerrone – in pole position – and Justin Gaethje.

A scenario from which Nate Diaz seems to have remained irremediably outside, with all due respect to those who expected his victory at Madison Square Garden with consequent closing of the trilogy between him and the aforementioned Conor McGregor, with which it is currently stopped on the 1-1. Given this, and by virtue of the will on the part of UFC – confirmed by the President of the promotion of Dana White himself – not to stipulate an immediate rematch with Jorge Masvidal due to little interest in this regard, the youngest of the Diaz brothers decided to become the protagonist of one of his most classic head shots: through a post social, also published on your Instagram profile, Nate has actually declared himself out of the fight game.

UFC 244 main event
Jorge Masvidal hits Nate Diaz in the UFC 244 main event.

UFC: what will Nate Diaz do now?

Difficult, at the moment, to understand what the next moves of Nate Diaz could be: probably the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5 can actually pull the plug for a while, after having fought twice within a few months in this 2019 following a distance from the octagon that had lasted almost three years. Possible, moreover, that the hypothesis of a rematch with Jorge Masvidal can take part in the coming months in case of lack of alternatives, or if the latter comes out defeated by a possible title shot assigned to him at the beginning of 2020.

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