The Rock responds to Nate Diaz’s ‘F*** The Rock’ comments made after Jorge Masvidal fight at UFC 244

The Rock responds to Nate Diaz’s ‘F*** The Rock’ comments made after Jorge Masvidal fight at UFC 244

UFC 244 didn’t quite work out the way we all wanted it to with the BMF belt being decided by doctor stoppage.

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz certainly did their part, but the stoppage at the end of the third round meant The Rock presented the $50,000 belt to his fellow Miami-native Masvidal.

The Rock straps the BMF belt around Masvidal
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Speaking after the fight, Nate Diaz playfully scolded The Rock for being there in the first place claiming he favoured Masvidal and Mike Tyson is in fact the baddest man on the planet, so he should present the belt.

“F** The Rock too man, that motherf***** over here playing me,” Diaz said.

“See him over there smiling with Masvidal. Should have had Mike Tyson handing out a belt if anybody … I don’t give a f*** about no belt anyway. But he can get it too.

“He’s on that side, f*** him. I’m on the west coast side. Mike Tyson should have been here anyway, he’s the baddest man on the planet right? He should have been the one.

“You guys caught me at a bad time. The Rock’s cool, I like Ballers … but he picked the wrong side so he can get his a** whooped too. With all due respect, he can get it too.”

The Rock, a 10-time WWE world champion and now the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood, appeared on the Ariel Helwani show yesterday and addressed Diaz’s comments.

“I wasn’t surprised at Nate’s comments because that’s the Nate we all know and love,” Johnson said. “He is as advertised.

“He gets it. He knows that me and Jorge are boys. We’re from Miami, we have a lot of deep connections down there, a lot of the fighters we know, a lot of the coaches and trainers down there, a lot of the gyms we’ve been to.

Jorge Masvidal and The Rock at UFC 244
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“There’s a connection so I was totally fine with it, he gets it.”

There’s been speculation that Diaz will now retire from MMA while Masvidal is looking at a welterweight title shot in the near future.

However, Diaz moved to silence those retirement rumours: “Who said I was retired? I’ll fight tonight,” he said. “I’ll fight forever. I’m never going to retire, that’s for sure.”

Either way, the Stockton-native needs to let his eye heal before he can consider a return to the cage and that means he won’t be anywhere near an octagon until at least the middle of 2020.

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