Nate Diaz left Leon Edwards with words of wisdom following their history-making clash at UFC 263, which took place this past weekend (Sat., June 12, 2021) inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Edwards (19-3) and Diaz (20-13) fought for 25 minutes in what was UFC’s first-ever five-round non-title non-main event fight in the promotion’s history. Following the conclusion of the Welterweight bout, the two combatants shared words. On Monday, Edwards shared a portion of their conversation.
Nate told me after the fight “don’t let these motherfuckers tell you ain’t shit name your price or they will name it for you” and I felt that— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) June 14, 2021
“Nate told me after the fight, ‘Don’t let these motherf—kers tell you [that] you ain’t s—t. Name your price or they will name it for you,’ and I felt that,” Edwards tweeted.
Diaz had long complained about his status, both financially and promotionally, in UFC. It was a short-notice victory of Conor McGregor and a highly-publicized rematch that gave Diaz a rare chunk of leverage and star power in the UFC game. He later headlined Madison Square Garden against Jorge Masvidal for the ceremonial “BMF” title at UFC 244.
Edwards had firm control of Diaz, 36, on the feet and on the ground across the first 20 minutes of the fight. Diaz landed a Stockton slap-straight left combo late in round five that had “Rocky” on spaghetti legs. The younger brother of Nick Diaz poured on the strikes in the closing moments, but was unable to put Edwards away. The final decision read 49-46 across all three scorecards in Edwards’ favor.
UFC 263 took place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., on Sat., June 13, 2021. The pay-per-view (PPV) card was headlined by Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori for UFC’s Middleweight title.
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