UFC 244 ended in controversy as Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz was stopped following a cut that the latter suffered during the fight.
UFC fans chantred ‘bull***’ at the doctor’s decision to stop Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal after the former suffered a cut in the first round of the bout.
The clash was stopped three rounds later after the doctor looked at the cut and deemed Diaz not fit to continue.
Masvidal was in control of the fight and caused huge damage in the first two rounds but Diaz worked his back into it.
But when the bout was waved off by referee Dan Mirgliotta, UFC fans began to chant ‘bull***!’ at the top of their voices in Madison Square Garden.
And fans ion Twitter couldn’t hide their dissatisfaction at the decision, either.
One wrote: “I dont wanna see that run back. It happened. Its done, it ended in the dumbest way. Thats it move on,” one said.
Another said: “F*** this doctor ayy #ufc244.”
A third went with: “#UFC244 Stupid! If this fight was in Vegas we would be watching round 4 right now. NYC is not ready/conditioned for MMA and combat sports! @danawhite.”
A fourth said: “The irony of the BMF belt being decided on a weak a** stoppage #UFC244
A fifth went with: “Can’t believe they’ve called that, completely ruined #UFC244.”
This fan wrote: “Upset.. but a great 3 rounds. @danawhiteneeds to have these guys fight each other again #BMF #UFC244.”
Another tweeted: “Wouldn’t say a horrible doctors stoppage but come on man,felt Masvidal was just beginning to tire and Diaz could have made it close late on,Masvidal is a beast though,has to be number 1 contender at 170 now #UFC244.”
Masvidal pleaded with fans not to boo him following the decision, while he also reiterated that they would have a rematch.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson got in the ring to wrap the brand-new BMF title around Masvidal, who is climbing up the welterweight rankings rather quickly after three big wins this year.
Diaz said that he would come back for Masvidal again and that he didn’t think the doctor would stop the fight.