One of the most anticipated fights in UFC history is set to take place in just a few short weeks on November 2 inside the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Nate Diaz meets Jorge Masvidal in the main event at UFC 244, with the winning being crowd with the promotion’s inaugural ‘Baddest Mother F**ker’ belt. The contest is producing so much hype that professional wrestler turned world’s highest paid actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has asked to attend the event and wrap the belt around the winner’s waist.
Diaz, one of the most popular fighters in the history of the promotion, put out his own promotional video to hype the event. Published just 24 hours ago, Stockton’s Bad Boy has already amassed nearly half a million views on YouTube.
It has been speculated that the winner of the welterweight superfight will propel either Diaz or Masvidal into the position of the number one contender slot with an opportunity to fight for the 170-pound title at a later date.
Current UFC 244 fight card:
Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 170 lbs
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till 185 lbs
Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque 170 lbs
Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov 265 lbs
Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie 155 lbs
Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker 205 lbs
Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani 145 lbs
Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan 185 lbs
Andrei Arlovski vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik 265 lbs
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia 125 lbs
Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre 170 lbs
Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu 145 lbs