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Sport Jorge Masvidal earns BMF title amid epic 2019, calls out Canelo Alvarez

14:00  03 november  2019
14:00  03 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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JORGE MASVIDAL defeated Nate Diaz to win the BMF title after Diaz was controversially pulled out by the doctor after three rounds. The referee stopped the fight after inspecting the cut to Diaz's eye to stop an absolute thriller at Madison Square Garden. Masvidal won by third round TKO.

NEW YORK — Jorge Masvidal was holding two slices of pizza in his right hand, the one that was bruised and swollen from slamming into Nate Diaz’s skull. His hands, he said, needed some rest and rehab.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal celebrates his victory over Nate Diaz (doctor's stoppage) in their welterweight bout for the BMF title during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)© 2019 Josh Hedges NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal celebrates his victory over Nate Diaz (doctor's stoppage) in their welterweight bout for the BMF title during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“A little jacked up,” he said.

This surprised no one who watched him unleash 15 minutes of violence on Diaz on Saturday night. Their main event bout at UFC 244 was stopped when a doctor refused to let Diaz begin the fourth round on account of a deep gash over his right eye that was gushing blood and parting skin.

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Masvidal called the fight his “Picasso” and could only lament that the doctor stopped him from finishing it. “I almost got to paint it,” Masvidal said. Diaz saw it as a too-soon stoppage since his eye wasn’t getting any worse. He wanted an immediate rematch, which Masvidal initially granted. “Let’s run it back,” he said.

The crowd booed the decision at the time and UFC president Dana White was initially upset, only to change his mind once he saw Diaz’s eye.

“His eyebrow was flipped over,” White said. “The reason we love Nate Diaz is he’s so tough and durable and everything else but, yeah, it didn’t look good.”

The end notwithstanding, it was a glorious victory for Masvidal. Diaz is a huge name and respected opponent. President Donald Trump watched cageside from the second row. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a fellow Miami hero, wrapped the UFC’s “Baddest Mother[expletive]” belt around Masvidal’s waist, right there in the middle of Madison Square Garden.

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Jorge Masvidal captured the UFC's " BMF " title in the main event of UFC 244, but the thrilling matchup ended in an anti-climax after the cageside doctor After the fight, Masvidal , flanked by boxing legend Roberto Duran, told the fans that he promised Diaz a rematch, saying: "I swear, we're running it back

Jorge Masvidal was called out by Nate Diaz after his win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. At the after fight press conference Nate Diaz then explained Nate Diaz promoted the possible event even further by stating that the fight with Masvidal would be for the " BMF belt" as he would want to defend his

All this for a 34-year-old with a 35-13 record. Masvidal became a fighter brawling alongside Kimbo Slice in Miami backyards. His pro career prior to this year was known for losing split decisions and never quite getting any momentum — win three, lose two, win two, lose one.

Two years ago, almost to the day, he got beat definitively by Stephen Thompson in this same building. He slumped out of the cage as just another guy; lots of heart, not enough wins.

That was then. Now, on the strength of an epic 2019 where he won three fights, he’s a breakout star. This one was particularly special because it came over Diaz and came after Masvidal so maxed out pre-fight mainstream publicity on ESPN, appearing almost constantly on the network.

“It’s [expletive] awesome,” he noted.

Indeed. As he said that, it was approaching 3 a.m. (4 if not for daylight savings) on Sunday morning. The high of the fight was wearing off and Masvidal was looking for new ways to cope with the pain and amplify the victory.

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Jorge Masvidal opened Nate Diaz up with bloody cuts, forcing a bloody stoppage in the UFC 244 main event at Madison Square Garden in New York He began 2019 by knocking out the English fighter Darren Till at a UFC Fight Night event in London in March. Four months later he broke the record for

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He took a pour from a bottle of Recuerdo brand rum, which he swears he can crush without getting a hangover. He basked in the beauty of the BMF belt, which he never has to defend or relinquish since it was just a one-off for the Diaz fight.

And he ate his pizza, just not in any normal way. His two slices were stacked on top of each other, with the topping sides touching and the crusts serving as a bread of sorts.

“Good pizza,” Masvidal said.

Actually it was old and cold but Masvidal didn’t care.

He was starving. For food. For money. For whatever comes next in his now skyrocketing UFC career, an overnight sensation decades in the making.

“It’s on my terms now,” he promised.

In the Octagon, Masvidal agreed to an immediate rematch. Diaz was pumping that idea post-fight, noting that a doctor stopped him, not Masvidal.

“It doesn’t make it official,” Diaz suggested.

With his strong cardio and history of championship round surges, Diaz theorized that the fourth and fifth were where he was going to turn the tables. He said Masvidal was getting tired, something Masvidal scoffed at.

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Jorge Masvidal will walk out with Roberto Duran for his clash with Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in New York. Both fighters are coming off impressive wins, with Diaz having beaten Anthony Pettis in August, while Masvidal overcame Ben Askren in July.

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Plus, Diaz said, Masvidal was already for it and Diaz himself has a long history of granting rematches, most famously with Conor McGregor, and not granting it would be a sign of diminished character.

“If someone else decided the fight was over, then I don’t feel all Baddest Mother[expletive]-ery,” Diaz said.

White isn’t as excited about that, however. He thought the fight was lopsided, thinks Diaz may be out a while healing up and sees other potential business for his new star.

Masvidal just wants money so he promised he’d fight Diaz eventually because Diaz sells pay-per-views like almost no one else in UFC history. Masvidal kept punching up, though.

McGregor, the pay day white whale who he’d enjoy a massive size advantage over?

“You know what I’ll do to that little dude?” Masvidal asked, before referencing some of McGregor’s recent legal issues. “You see he punches old people in the face because that’s the only fight he can win.”

How about an even bigger deal, like a McGregor-Floyd Mayweather style crossover boxing match for the real money.

Canelo Alvarez, who won himself in dramatic fashion Saturday out in Las Vegas, you up for it?

“I can box,” Masvidal said. “I can hit hard.”

At this point, with the former journeyman now on the verge of fighter of the year, why not speak it to the universe and see what comes back.

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The “ BMF ” title fight at UFC 244 ended in about the most ridiculous manner imaginable, as a sensational slugfest between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz ended between the third and fourth rounds when the cageside physician ruled that Diaz’s cuts were too severe to allow the fight to continue.

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The BMF of the UFC was eating pizza and drinking rum and joking about the entire thing. What a night in New York City. Why not throw all the names out there? Maybe, Masvidal figured, Alvarez needs some help selling fights and could use the money he could bring.

“I heard we killed him on PPVs,” he laughed.

About then he asked for two more slices of pizza he could make into a sandwich. They were quickly fetched, because it’s good to be freshly minted king and even better to be the BMF around.

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