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Midnight Mania! Nate Diaz fires back at ‘punked’ Leon Edwards over BMF snub

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Last week, it became known that UFC is looking to book a BMF title rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, and the crowd went ... mild. The two are stars, and it’s likely to be an entertaining fight, but given how one-sided the first match was, there’s not exactly a major demand for a second bout.

Top-ranked Welterweight contender was more than bored by the idea, he was outright mad. “Rocky” has been chasing a showdown with Masvidal ever since he and “Gamebred” squared off back stage, and he immediately took to calling out “pussy” Masvidal for taking the Diaz rematch, which Edwards views as the easier fight.

Now, Nathan Diaz is not a man to typically stand up for his former/upcoming opponents, but nor is Diaz going to take a slight without answering back. The Stockton-native went on Twitter to fire back at Edwards, mocking the Englishman’s backstage loss to Masvidal ... and throwing some extra shade at Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“You got fucked up in the back for acting like you were tight,” Diaz tweeted. “This fight shit is the same everywhere, in or out of the cage... don’t get punked ever. That goes for kabob also, you guys are in last place now lol.”

At the time of writing, Edwards has yet to respond to Diaz’s trash talk, likely because it’s the middle of the night in London. When he was tweeting, however, Edwards did express interest in the a bout with Nick Diaz, the elder of the two brothers who is supposedly making a return.

All in all, it seems like 2021 could be the year of the Diaz ... or the year both brothers get beaten up in bad blood matches. Time will tell!


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