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Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal to Headline UFC 244 at MSG and UFC is Making a Baddest Mother F'er Belt

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 19:  Mixed martial artist Nate Diaz poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 202 at MGM Grand Conference Center on August 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a welterweight rematch on August 20, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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IT'S GOING DOWN, PEOPLE! The MMA world felt a jolt of beautifully ferocious energy when, after completing his comeback bid with a consummate decision victory over Anthony Pettis, folk hero Nate Diaz called out the man he wanted next. But to the surprise of fight fans everywhere, it wasn't Conor McGregor-- no, Diaz wanted Street Jesus himself, Jorge Masvidal. And he aimed for a showdown to decide who would hold the title of Baddest Mother F***er.

It pretty much sounded like the greatest idea in the history of ideas. And now, it's got a date: UFC 244 on November 2nd at Madison Square Garden, per Ariel Helwani.

Oh. My. Goodness. Gamebred versus the Nick Diaz Army!!

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The only thing that could make this amazing superfight even better? Well, if there's an actual Baddest Mother F***er belt up for grabs. Like, a real one that you can sling over your real shoulder.

And apparently, it's actually going to be a thing.

How did we get so lucky? Perhaps the conventional wisdom held that this fight could be a terrific co-main in December on the Amanda Nunes-Germaine de Randamie card. But no, we don't have to wait that long after all.

*Angelic trumpeting is heard*

This is what we wanted. This is what we're getting. Let us give thanks for what the fight gods have bestowed upon us.