How to Stream Masvidal vs Diaz Live
Nate Diaz pretty much willed UFC 244 into existence. There isn’t even a title on the line.
But make no mistake, Diaz are Jorge Masvidal are fighting to be the “baddest motherfucker” in the UFC. That’s no throwaway line from Samuel L. Jackson. There’s a backstory here. And you can hear it from Diaz himself in the interview with Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show included below.
The only way to stream UFC 244 Masvidal vs. Diaz live is through ESPN+, the exclusive home of UFC pay-per-view events.
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Anyway, the BMF is happening because of Diaz. The short version is this: Moments after Diaz defeated Anthony Pettis, he said he wanted to take on Jorge Masvidal next, and he wanted to defend his so-called title as the baddest motherfucker in the UFC.
Turns out, Masvidal was there in the stands — and seemed more than happy to oblige him. Dana White and the UFC took all this braddiago a step further by creating a “BMF” title and make the Diaz Masvidal fight the main event.
When does UFC 244 start?
The UFC 244 Main Card starts 10 PM ET at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz is the Main Card (Welterweight) a.k.a BMF Championship.
Thee Co-Main Card is Kelvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till (Middleweight). Other fights include: Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque (Welterweight); Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov (Heavyweight) and Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie (Lightweight).
UFC 244 Preliminary Card starts at 8 PM ET. Corey Anderson vs Johnny Walker (Light Heavyweight); Shane Burgos vs Makwan Amirkhani (Featherweight); and Brad Tavares
UFC 244 Masvidal vs Diaz Predictions
It’s hard to ignore that Masvidal is coming off of two knockout wins, and has been on a streak. He won five of his last seven fights. His last big win was against Ben Askren, who was undefeated. Masvidal took him out with the fastest knockout in UFC history in just 5 seconds.
Diaz bounced back with his win over Pettis in August at UFC 241, but it happened after a three-year layoff. Defeating Masvidal would be a huge win (and a kind of upset) considering Masvidal’s performance lately.
UFC 244 streams live on ESPN+ through the ESPN app. ESPN+ also carries live college footbal, NHL games, soccer, UFC Fight Night and a huge on-demand library of shows like “30 for 30” and original programs.
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