Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a special pre-fight press conference for the upcoming UFC 244: “Diaz vs Masvidal” pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is set to go down on Nov. 2, 2019, inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Taking center stage were Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, the two men who will headline the card to see who goes home with the “Baddest Motherfucker” title. No, seriously it’s a real thing. The fight came to fruition after talks to stage a 170-pound title fight between division kingpin, Kamaru Usman, and former interim title-holder, Colby Covington, hit a speed bump, derailing it altogether.
Real belt or not, it seems fight fans were more eager to see “Gamebred” and the Stockton slugger throw down, anyway. More importantly than winning a made up title for shits and giggles, the two men could be fighting for a shot at the 170-pound strap, since it seems Covington and UFC can’t seem to get on the same page when it comes to salary.
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