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Sports Diaz hints at retirement: 'F--- a rematch' with Masvidal

16:31  07 november  2019
16:31  07 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Nate Diaz has hinted at retirement from mixed martial arts following his defeat by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. Both Diaz and Masvidal spoke of their desire for a rematch but now the Californian has suggested he might hang up the gloves.

Diaz was told by cageside medics prior to the beginning of the fourth round of his much-anticipated fight with Jorge Masvidal that the cuts were too severe and they were Writing on Instagram, Diaz said: " F **k a rematch this s**t was over before it started. "I'm going on out on tour. Peace out fight game."

Nate Diaz in a white shirt© Jeff Bottari / UFC / Getty

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It appears Nate Diaz could be walking away from the Octagon once again.

The UFC star appeared to announce Thursday that he's no longer pursuing a rematch with Jorge Masvidal, and hinted that he could be heading for retirement.

"F**k a rematch this sIIt was over before it started," Diaz wrote on Instagram. "I'm goin on out on tour. Peace out fight game."

After losing his rematch against Conor McGregor in August 2016, Diaz didn't fight for almost three years before making a triumphant return at UFC 241 by beating Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision.

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After the controversial stoppage of Nate Diaz 's UFC 244 headlining bout with Jorge Masvidal , the only thing he's really interested in is a rematch .

Nate Diaz addresses the media after losing to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. Diaz says he wished the ring-side doctor would not have put a stop to the fight

Diaz then called out Masvidal, and the two fought for the inaugural "BMF" title in the main event of UFC 244 on Saturday. Masvidal defeated Diaz via doctor's stoppage after the third round due to a cut above the latter's eye.

After the bout, both fighters said they wanted to run it back, but UFC president Dana White shot down the idea, in part due to Masvidal's dominance on Saturday.

Diaz has consistently said that he'll only take fights that interest him at this point in his career.

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Diaz squashes retirement whispers: 'I'll fight tonight' .
Despite a recent social media post that hinted at retirement, Nate Diaz insists he isn't looking to hang up his gloves. "Who said I was retired? I'll fight tonight," Diaz told Ariel Helwani of ESPN on Saturday. Five days after losing to Jorge Masvidal on a doctor's stoppage at UFC 244, Diaz wrote, "Peace out fight game," in an Instagram caption Thursday. The post stirred speculation that the 34-year-old, who has fought just twice over the last three years, was headed into retirement.Diaz said before UFC 244 that he planned to "fight forever" and was "never going to retire.

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