“If I smoke a guy like Nate, they’ll put me in a spot that I deserve,” Leon Edwards claims he is levels above Nate Diaz at UFC 263

Leon Edwards wants to cement himself as a top contender with a win against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 and show the world he's level above these guys.

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Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards

The number 3rd ranked UFC Welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards will step inside the Octagon at UFC 263 to face ‘The Stockton Slugger’ Nate Diaz in a five-round fight on the main card.

This fight is going to be Edward’s highest-profile fight since his loss against Kamaru Usman. Leon Edwards faced Usman in 2015 while he wasn’t the champion and he is undefeated since that fight.

A win in this fight will present ‘Rocky’ an opportunity to fight for the UFC Welterweight title and cement himself as a top contender in the division. Talking about this in the UFC 263 pre-fight post-conference, Edwards says,

“I have to go out there and prove my case, you know, If I smoke a guy like Nate, they’ll put me in a spot that I deserve. That’s nine in a row, and that’s the third-most in the history of the promotion. So I’m looking forward to it. I know Nate is a tough guy and durable.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Leon Edwards is waiting to kill Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards
Edwards and Diaz

Leon Edwards is coming into this fight riding win streaks of eight fights and the UFC president Dana White already makes it clear that the winner of this match is going to fight for the title after Colby Covington.

Nate Diaz is coming into this fight with a loss against Jorge Masvidal in his last fight. He only won one of his last three fights, against Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. Diaz already said that he signed the fight against Edwards because of his impressive winning streak.

‘Rocky’ also believes he is level above ‘The Stockton Slugger’. He added, “Skillset wise, I’m leaps above him and I will show that on Saturday night, I know he said it’s kill or be killed, but I’m here to kill, so I can’t wait.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

What are your thoughts on this high-profile match, who’ll be leaving the Octagon with a win in his column after the fight ends?

Also Read: Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards: Winner will be one step away from welterweight title says UFC President Dana White.