Nate Diaz says he's tested positive for banned substance and is out of Jorge Masvidal fight at UFC 244

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Nate Diaz has posted a sensational tweet announcing his fight against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 is off.

Diaz says the main event is no longer happening after he tested positive for ‘elevated levels’ for a substance which he believes to be from a tainted supplement.

"Your [sic] all on steroids not me," Diaz wrote on Twitter, along with a statement.

"Im not gonna make it out to NYC for fight week next week because they say I tested with elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements,” the statement reads.

“I call false on that cause I only take Whole Food or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat.

“So until UFC, Usada or whoever is F***ING with me Fixes it, I won’t be competing.

“Im not gonna play their game and try and hide it or keep quite [sic], as they suggested. I’m not gonna have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherf***ers who keep quiet until after the fight just to so that they can get paid. f***in cheaters.

“I dont give a f*** about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I’m not playing along with this bulls***.

“I’m not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight. That’s cheating.

“So fight game I’ll see you when I see you.

“Sincerely, the realest baddest mother f***er in the game 👊”.

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Diaz has been a vegan for a long time and believes that USADA is trying to tarnish his name and claim he is a cheat.

The UFC are yet to react to Diaz's statement or clarify the status of UFC 244 at the time of writing.

According to MMA journaist Chisanga Malata, the UFC have had a replacement on standby in case of injury of unforeseen circumstances to either Diaz or Masvidal: Leon Edwards.

UFC 244 takes place on Saturday, November 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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