Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz headlined UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but the Baddest Motherf*cker on the planet was crowned in the strangest way.
Unfortunately, a doctor’s stoppage forced Nate Diaz out of the contest at the end of the third round and Masvidal assumed the title, which was put on him by The Rock.
Masvidal opened up Diaz in the first round with a nasty elbow in the clinch and Diaz noted after the fight that it was the same cut that he suffered against Anthony Pettis just 77 days ago.
Tyson Fury suffered a very similar cut to the eye during his win over Otto Wallin back in September, but when you see the images of Diaz’s cut, you’ll agree it looks much worse.
Masvidal dominated all three rounds against Diaz and was the rightful winner. Of course, Diaz gave as good as he got and was game throughout, but Masvidal was the clear winner.
Straight after the bout, Masvidal revealed that the two men had already agreed to a rematch so that the fans could get a decisive winner – neither man was pleased with how it finished.
Madison Square Garden booed the result and chanted “bullsh*t” to show their displeasure.
Elsewhere on the card, young prodigies Gregor Gillespie and Johnny Walker were both knocked out in the first-round of their respective fights and England’s Darren Till got a win on his middleweight debut.