Nate Diaz Praises Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards – ‘He Deserves It’

Nate Diaz praised his former opponent, Leon Edwards, having faced him at UFC 263.

During their encounter, Edwards dominated for most of the fight until the last round, when Diaz landed a strong blow, almost resulting in his victory.

While that may have been the case, Edwards held on for the win. And as Edwards went on to become the welterweight champion, beating Kamaru Usman consecutively, the loss didn’t damage Diaz, who put in a respectable performance.

With that being said, Diaz had nothing but praise for his former opponent.

“I don’t think I’m over him either, too. He’s great, he’s a great fighter also. It’d be cool if he hung onto [UFC welterweight title] for a while, and he deserves it. Trains hard and works hard,” Diaz

Aside from Edwards, it appears that Diaz’s UFC career is in limbo. After beating Tony Ferguson with a submission win at UFC 279, he left the organization to pursue other avenues.

That resulted in him agreeing to fight Jake Paul in a boxing match on August 5th, 2023. However, Diaz did stress that he has no plans on leaving the UFC for another organization, hinting that a return is possible.

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