By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In a social media post on Thursday morning, Nate Diaz appears to retired from mixed martial arts. He has given up home of a rematch for the baddest motherf***er belt against Jorge Masvidal.
On Saturday night, Masvidal defeated Diaz in controversial fashion for the inaugural BMF belt. Masvidal won the fight in between the third and fourth round by a TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
“F*ck a rematch this sh*t was over before it started,” Diaz said in an Instagram post. “I’m goin on out on tour. Peace out fight game ✌🏼”
With the win, Masvidal improved to 35-13 in his MMA career. Diaz fell to 20-12.
Following the fight, Diaz seemed like he wanted another go at it with Masvidal in the future. Even, Masvidal said he would give Diaz another shot as a big cut over his eye ended the fight.
Sherdog reported that Dana White was not interested in an immediate rematch between the two fighters.
“I’ve been here before,” Diaz told ESPN after the fight. “I believe everything [he says] until the UFC starts getting in his head like they’ve done in the past.”
“I can already see Dana [White] talking that s—. I’ve been making names for people for years, what do I get?”
Diaz returned to the fight game in August after three-years away from the sport. When he did, he defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 by unanimous decision.
The 34-year-old has lost two of his last three fights. The other loss came against Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016 by majority decision.