While recently speaking on the Impaulsive Podcast, former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw gave his take on the controversial finish to the main event of UFC 244 between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal.
Dillashaw, who is currently suspended due to EPO usage, said that he believes the doctor made the right call by calling off the fight at the end of Round 3.
TJ Dillashaw's take on the Diaz-Masvidal stoppage
Giving his take on the recent finish to the UFC 244 main event between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, TJ Dillashaw said that he believes as a fighter Diaz made the right call to continue the fight, however, he was getting dominated in the Octagon by Masvidal, nonetheless. (H/T: BJ Penn)
“Yeah, I do think so. As a fighter, I would say f**k no, I want to keep fighting. Every fighter should say that when they are in there. But, dude, it was a gnarly cut, and he is better in the fourth and fifth rounds because of his cardio but he was getting his ass whopped. He would have finished Masvidal to win that fight.”
Despite some fans claiming that Diaz would've completed the turnaround in the fourth and fifth round, Dillashaw felt otherwise, as he felt that the fight was over then and there as Masvidal had been dominating the Stockton slugger in the opening rounds.
“I don’t think he would have. I think Masvidal had the fight won, too. That is why I stop the fight. Obviously, it was in that situation I would say f**k no and give me every second I need to try and win that fight. I understand Nate’s argument there but the cut was not [good]. Unfortunately, he has so much scar tissue that you could flick him in the eye and it will open up.”