Jorge Masvidal officially earned himself the title of the baddest in the UFC with a third-round TKO win over Nate Diaz via doctor’s stoppage in the main event of UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Because of a large cut on Diaz’s right eye, the cageside doctor called an end to the action.
Diaz attempted to establish himself as the aggressor early on, but it was quickly met with return fire from Masvidal. After a brief time of clinching Masvidal floored his opponent with a flurry that included an elbow and a head kick.
The doctor stops the fight, but Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are all class and love the respect between both these guys.
— MMA India (@MMAIndiaShow) November 3, 2019
The combo not only knocked down Diaz but more importantly opened the gash on his head that would eventually be his undoing.
The Miami-native continued to find success in the clinch and close-range exchanges throughout the round as he took the early lead.
That trend would continue in the second frame. Masvidal once again floored his West Coast counterpart with a clean right hand. While refusing to engage with his opponent on the ground Diaz he did open up the arsenal, scoring with body kicks and combinations to widen his lead.