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WWE legend The Rock is coming to UFC! Dwayne Johnson to present special Rs 35 lakh ‘BMF’ belt to Nate Diaz or Jorge Masvidal

At a special event which will see WWE legend and Hollywood superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johson become the official presenter for the ‘BMF’ belt to the winner of the fight between Diaz and Masvidal.

other-sports Updated: Sep 22, 2019 16:56 IST
Yash Bhati
Yash Bhati
Hindustan Times, Delhi
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is going to present BMF belt at UFC 244.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is going to present BMF belt at UFC 244.(Instagram)
         

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will face each other for the title of “Baddest Mother F*****r” at UFC 244. This is not a joke as UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the company is indeed preparing a special belt for the winner of the bout. It is a special event which will also see WWE legend and Hollywood superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson become the official presenter for the belt to the winner of the fight.It has been speculated for long that The Rock is going to be present at the Madison Square Garden and it has become a reality.

White has confirmed that the belt will cost in the region of $50,000 to make. This roughly comes around to be Rs 35 lakhs in Indian currency.

“That’s a good question. I think the belt’s like 50 grand,” he told TMZ Sports.

White then went on to confirm that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has confirmed his presence for the show and he will be the one to crown the ‘BMF’ title to winner.

“He’s gonna,” he said. “He’s taking my job. Listen, if The Rock wants to do it, The Rock gets what The Rock wants,” confirmed White.

The idea of the bout and the title came from Diaz who proclaimed after winning his match at UFC 241 that his next fight would see him defending the “baddest mother [expletive] in the game belt.” He then proceeded to call out Masvidal.

It was thought to be a joke but sometimes jokes to become a reality as this is now the main event of the card.

Masvidal had taken the initiative to invite ‘The Rock’ for the event and tweeted the former WWE champion about his availability for UFC 244. Johnson tweeted him and confirmed that he will be the one presenting the belt at the show.

 

So despite no ‘real’ title belts being defended at the event, UFC 244 is quickly becoming a must-see attraction for the fighting fans.

First Published: Sep 22, 2019 00:01 IST

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