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UFC News: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reacts to Nate Diaz calling him out after UFC 244 loss

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12 Nov 2019, 03:35 IST

Nate Diaz/The Rock and Jorge Masvidal posing with the BMF title.
Nate Diaz/The Rock and Jorge Masvidal posing with the BMF title.

There is a good reason why Nate Diaz is one of the most unpredictable fighters in all of UFC and we were given another validation of the same when he called out The Rock after his UFC 244 loss. 

Diaz recently lost the BMF title to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 due to a doctor stoppage, and it is hardly surprising to note that the Stockton Slugger was not a happy man after the event.

A frustrated Diaz called out The Rock and was unapologetically critical of the former WWE Champion's behaviour while in attendance at the event to award the BMF title.

Diaz said, "F**k The Rock too, man. That motherf****r over here playing me. See him over here smiling with Masvidal. Should have had Mike Tyson handing out a belt if anybody. I don’t give a f**k about any belt anyway, but he can get it too.”

The Rock responded to Diaz's comments on the most recent edition of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. The Great One wasn't stunned by Diaz's remarks and was fine with what the outspoken Stockton native had to say.

Johnson even added that his close connection to fellow Miami native Jorge Masvidal may have rubbed Diaz the wrong way.

The Rock said:

“I wasn’t surprised at Nate’s comments because that’s the Nate that we all know and love. He is as advertised. Nate, he gets it. He knows that me and Jorge we’re 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 that we know, a lot of the gyms that we’ve been to down there. So there’s a connection, so no I was totally fine with it. He gets it.” Ht/ Credit: MMA News

The Rock clarified that he intended to be as neutral as possible in the build-up to the fight before revealing how proud he was with the performances of both Diaz and Masvidal to make UFC 244 the second biggest PPV in the promotion's history behind Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC 229 show.

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