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Jorge Masvidal and other MMA pros react to Nate Diaz's claims he's withdrawing from UFC 244

*** UPDATE: Nate Diaz has been cleared of any wrongdoing, UFC 244 will go on as planned — details. ***

Nate Diaz recently dropped a bombshell, revealing that he would not be fighting Jorge Masvidal at the upcoming UFC 244 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 2, 2019, after he was supposedly notified of a failed drug test. Naturally, “Gamebred” was quick to take to social media to offer up his response to the unfortunate news. And he didn’t do it to talk trash, he instead offered his support to the Stockton slugger.

“You not the baddest mofo in the game (i am) but you are one of the cleanest mofo’s @NateDiaz209 I’ll see you nov 2. I know your name is clean,” wrote Jorge on twitter. “I don’t need @usantidoping to tell me shit!”

Masvidal wasn’t the only one who took to social media to offer up a reaction. Take a look at what many in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community had to say:

And of course, Conor McGregor had to chime in with a subtle jab at Team Skrap Pack’s past failed drug tests. The tweet has since been deleted.

Of course, Diaz denied any wrongdoing, but did reveal that was informed to stay quiet about the ordeal. But whoever “they” are obviously didn’t take into consideration that Diaz does pretty much whatever he wants, deciding to reveal the news before anyone else.

As of this writing, UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding Diaz’s involvement — or lack thereof — with UFC 244. Diaz did not go into further detail regarding what type of banned substance was at the root of the problem, but did mention tainted supplements.

If Diaz truly is out of UFC 244, the promotion will now have to scramble to find a suitable replacement to face Masvidal, or bump Kelvin Gastelum and Darren Till to headline the event inside Madison Square Garden In New York City.

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 244 fight card this weekend RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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