Nate Diaz has announced he could no longer be fighting at UFC 244 due to USADA informing him he’s tested for “elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements.”
Diaz made the revelation on social media, with the following statement:
“I’m not gonna make it out to NYC for fight week next week because they say I might have tested with elevated levels that they say might be from some tainted supplements. I call false on that because I only take Whole Foods or natural food supplements. I don’t even eat meat. So until UFC, USADA or whoever is FUCKING with me fixes it, I won’t be competing.
“I’m not gonna play their game and try and hide it or keep it quiet, as they suggested. I’m not going to have my name tainted as a cheater like these other motherfuckers who keep quiet until after the fight just so they can get paid. Fucking cheaters.
“I don’t give a fuck about some money over my dignity and my legacy. I’m not playing along with this bullshit. I’m not staying quiet and figuring it out after the fight. That’s cheating. So fight game I’ll see you when I see you.
“Sincerely, the realest baddest motherfucker in the game.”
Your all on steroids not me pic.twitter.com/ykrZmRIoPS
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 24, 2019
This is a breaking story and will be updated as it progresses.