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UFC 244: 5 Fights that ended with a controversial doctor stoppage

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:55 IST

Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz
Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz

UFC 244 had one of the most awaited fights this year, as Nate Diaz returned to the Octagon to face Jorge Masvidal in a fight for the BMF title.

The entire card was amazing, but what stunned the crowd the most was the ending to the main event. The fight, unfortunately, ended in a doctor's stoppage, something that the crowd, the commentators, the fighters, all called one of the worst decisions that could be made.

We will talk more about that decision in just a minute because, in this article, we are going to talk about some of the most controversial doctor's stoppages that no one appreciated.

These stoppages either came at an inopportune time, ending an entertaining fight, or came at the right time for the sake of the fighter's health, but everyone wished that the fight had continued. We will also include times when the team had to call the fight due to a decision made by the team doctor.

Without any further ado, let's get into it.

#5 Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal

Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal
Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal

Let's talk about the fight which is freshest on everyone's mind first.

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 was one of the biggest fights of the night that everyone had been waiting for, for a long time.

Now, the first round saw Masvidal open up Diaz's cheek and eyebrow in a matter of moments. It was this moment that would later come back to haunt everyone who was involved in the fight.


The fight continued and saw Diaz keep coming no matter what Masvidal hit him with. It was almost difficult to watch, but Diaz had a lot of offense of his own as well.

However, coming back from the 3rd round, the doctor took a look at Diaz's eyebrow where there was a deep cut and decided to call the fight. It was extremely unpopular and saw the entire stadium chanting 'bulls***' and both the fighters disappointed.

Heading out of the fight, it was not the ending that anyone had wanted and left a bitter taste in the mouth of everyone watching.

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Published 03 Nov 2019, 12:55 IST
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