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UFC 244 predictions: Fighters, insiders predict Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal winner

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Melendez: Diaz uses the pressure to his advantage (1:10)

Gilbert Melendez breaks down how Nate Diaz applies pressure to his opponents. Order UFC 244 on ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ufc/ppv. (1:10)

Who's the baddest man in the UFC? That question is virtually impossible to answer. But the UFC is billing the UFC 244 headliner between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz as having such a title at stake, as the winner will be awarded the BMF belt.

What makes the fight so interesting? Masvidal has been fighting as a pro since 2003, and he was competing in backyard fights before that. Diaz has been a pro since 2004. Both are still fighting at a very high level, with a style that is conducive to action. Both bring the no-nonsense attitude of men who were born to throw down.

There are many similarities between the two men, from fighting style to upbringing, which is why this is not an easy contest to pick. Some of the top names in MMA have weighed in with their predictions, as ESPN asked fighters and coaches for their thoughts.