Let the drama continue. Just hours after Nate Diaz claimed on Twitter that he would not fight at UFC 244 due to what he claims USADA said is a failed drug test, ESPN reported that he is now not provisionally suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency .
According to the report, USADA [the UFC’s anti-doping partner] said Diaz tested positive for trace amounts of a prohibited selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM).
“UFC and USADA are gathering information and will issue a statement as soon as possible,” USADA spokesperson Adam Woullard told ESPN.
Diaz of course denied the results of the test in his Twitter post.
“I only take Whole Foods or natural food supplements,” Diaz wrote. “I don’t even eat meat. So until UFC, USADA or whoever is F—ING with me fixes it I won’t be competing.”
Diaz (20-11) is scheduled to fight in the main event on Nov. 2nd at Madison Square Garden in New York against Jorge Masvidal (34-13). The bout is for the baddest m—–f—– or BMF title.
The fact that USADA hasn’t suspended Diaz means that the BMF title is a go. However, just because the fight can still happen doesn’t mean it will. ESPN reported that the decision to fight would come down to Diaz himself.
Masvidal is still hoping to fight Diaz next Saturday. Last night he also took to Twitter to say he’d like to fight Nate Diaz regardless of what the result test were.