Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are set to meet in the main event of UFC 244, with the winner becoming the first ever BMF Champion.
UFC President Dana White says that UFC 244 is going to be the first and only time a BMF Title bout that will happen in the UFC.
“No. It’s a one-and-done,” White said at the UFC 242 post-fight press conference (via Alexander K. Lee of MMA Fighting). “Whoever wins, wins the belt and claims the title. ‘BMF.’”
The BMF Title bout is drawing a lot of attention both inside and outside of the MMA world, as The Rock is wanting to present the winner of the bout with the BMF Title.
White even admits that the main event bout between Masvidal and Diaz is something that just kind of came together.
“This fight is one of those fights that sort of took on a life of its own,” White said. “Nate said in his interview this is a fight to see who’s the baddest motherf**cker in the game. He’s like, ‘That’s what this championship is.’ So alright, I’m in.”
UFC 244 takes place on Saturday, November 2 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.
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