The American fighter was clearly nursing some sore feelings in the press conference after the fight, which was awarded to Masvidal after three dominant rounds. And freshly returned from a almost three-year absence, Diaz (21-12-0) welcomed the chance to battle it out for the "BMF" belt against Masvidal.
Diaz was pressed further by reporters after the freakish response.
Masvidal continued to dominate the second round and staggered Diaz again with a precise right hand to the head.
Both fighters were visibly irritated about the stoppage.More news: Novak Djokovic beats Denis Shapovalov to win fifth Paris Masters title
Sethi said he made the call because "I could not guarantee his health and safety", a conclusion that overrode the desire of fans and the fighters to see the fight play out.
Diaz wasn't happy with the how the former WWE star - real name Dwyane Johnson - smiled as he gave Masvidal the BMF title.
"F-- The Rock too man, that motherf-- over here playing me", Diaz said. The massive celebratory belt is inscribed with the number "244" on the front to commemorate UFC 244, and "500" on the back representing the UFC's 500th event. "At the time Trump reached out and asked us to come to the Taj Mahal and that's where we ended up doing our first two events, cut us great deals, showed up at the first fight and stayed till the end", Dana White said.
The anticlimactic nature of the Masvidal versus Diaz result on Saturday immediately led to calls for a rematch, which Masvidal signalled he was down for.
Schaub Speaks About the BMF Title " I wonder if they'll (Nate Diaz's corner) throw in the towel, (if) this keeps going this way", said Schaub. "Why don't we do Vegas on the 14th (December)?"More news: Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell are joining the cast of The Batman
UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal said Monday he's "dead serious" about wanting to fight Canelo Alvarez.
Masvidal wants to create some crossover bank - by following the formula set down by five division champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor - who collided in a mega-event in August 2017.
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