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UFC 244 Up In The Air After Nate Diaz Drug Test Confusion

UFC 244 Up In The Air After Nate Diaz Drug Test Confusion

Nate Diaz involvement in UFC 244 next weekend is in serious doubt after the Californian tested positive for a banned substance, according to the fighter's social media account.

Diaz was due to fight Jorge Masvidal in Madison Square Garden next Saturday night after returning from a three-year lay-off in August to beat Anthony Pettis.

In a post on Twitter to his followers the 34-year-old said he "tested with elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements."

The outspoken icon however continued to say: "I call false on that cause. I only take Whole Food and natural food supplements."

Immediately after Diaz made this revelation, some fellow professionals rushed to defend the American, including Masvidal.


However, some of his other peers from the sport weren't quite so forgiving of the man who has accused fellow fighters of taking steroids in the past.


The UFC have yet to respond to these revelations, and therefore the fight is still scheduled to go ahead. Moreover, Diaz had not yet been suspended, according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.

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