Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Bartholomeu Diaz beneath controversial circumstances at UFC 244. The fight was stopped as Bartholomeu Diaz suffered a nasty cut on top of his right eye.
Fans were fuming because the fight was waved off before the beginning of the fourth spherical once 3 thrilling rounds. Masvidal gave the impression to be winning the fight, and each martial artists secure a direct replay.
Masvidal, WHO walked to the polygonal shape flanked by Roberto Duran and amid the ‘Scarface’ theme music, looked calm and relaxed, whereas Diaz looked amped up and ready for war.
After beginning his last fight against mountain Askren with a flying knee, Masvidal jokingly went forward to try to identical once more, only for Diaz to quickly backpedal. Masvidal then caught Bartholomeu Diaz once but a second with associate degree elbow, dropping the Frank Stockton fighter to the ground shortly once.
Diaz immediately started bleeding from his face and appeared to be inviting ‘Gamebird’ to the floor to wrestle with him, but Masvidal had no interest in doing so.
This allowed Bartholomeu Diaz to recover thus what once the shock of being born so early within the fight. With 2 minutes remaining within the spherical, Bartholomeu Diaz allowed inducing duplicate to his feet.
Minutes later, it was Diaz’s address to visit some harm of his own, as he crashed a shot into Masvidal’s chin. At the top of the spherical, Bartholomeu Diaz caught Masvidal with a mitt to the jaw however didn’t follow it up.
The second round began as the first ended, with Diaz flinging punch after punch at Masvidal, who returned with the same before hurting Diaz once again. After stumbling backward, Diaz fell to the canvas and was visibly hurt, before being allowed to stand up again.
That wasn’t the sole time within the spherical that Bartholomeu Diaz was hurt, as Masvidal continued to pepper him with head and body shots.
But it was at the top of the third spherical that it all went downhill for the sold-out Madison sq. Garden.
A doctor octagon-side came into the cage to seem at Diaz’s eye and wise to the referee that the fight couldn’t continue. This junction rectifier to fans booing the choice and each fighter looked visibly upset at the choice. As Masvidal had the BMF title draped around his waist, he ordered Dana White to make the rematch immediately.