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Midnight Mania! Leon Edwards predicts stoppage over Nate Diaz at UFC 263, ‘It ends with him out cold’

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Leon Edwards has been talking the talk for some time now, but it’s tough to argue with his results. Even including the controversial eye poke “No Contest” vs. Belal Muhammad, he 29-year-old Englishman has not tasted defeat since December 2015, and that loss came to the current Welterweight champion! Since then, Edwards has soundly defeated eight opponents.

His upcoming bout opposite Nate Diaz is definitely an opportunity to become more of a household name, but Edwards plans to do more than simply make a name for himself. Instead, “Rocky” eyes a violent finish, one that could change the perception of Edwards from decision fighter to dangerous title contender.

“I believe I’ll finish him in this fight,” Edwards said during a UFC preview. (via “It ends with Nate out cold and I’m victorious and I can not wait.

“This is a great opportunity to fight Nate, but I’m leaps above him in technique, in skillset and it’s a five-round fight. He has to survive 25 minutes,” Edwards said. “This is what I love to do, this is what I chose to do. My mission is to be a world champion and a win over Nate Diaz puts me in line for a world title shot.”

Of course, Diaz is famously durable and well built to compete for five rounds, so this pre-fight promise may prove easier said than done.


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