“He’s got an impressive little record,” Nate Diaz explains why he picked the fight against Leon Edwards

Nate Diaz explains why he picked the fight against Leon Edwards at UFC 263.

Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz

‘The Stockton Slugger’ Nate Diaz is making his comeback inside the Octagon after almost one and half years in a fight against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. When this fight was announced, it came as a shock to the fans as this is a high-risk and low-reward fight for Edwards.

‘Rocky’ is ranked number 3rd in the Welterweight division and Nate Diaz is unranked right now. Diaz also supposed to pick a high star power opponent for his comeback, but according to him the fight against Edwards is more about timing and his record.

In his latest interview with ESPN, Diaz says, “I was waiting for this whole world to speed back up, I wasn’t really waiting, I was just trying to get on a good card where everything was happening again, where there are full crowds,”

“It was time to go and he’s the one who is winning and doing a good job. He’s got an impressive little record and career going on so let’s take that s***.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Nate Diaz believes he’ll beat the odds this time too

Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz

Leon Edwards is undefeated since his loss against the UFC Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. He is riding a winning streak of eight fights and Nate Diaz is coming into this fight with a loss against Jorge Masvidal.

Diaz is a -400 betting underdog coming into this fight, but he has defeated odds many times in his career and he hopes to do the same this time too. Nate Diaz added,

“That’s been my whole career is s*** like that, If any of the fighters, to all the fighters out there saying anything about me, if it’s not positive as a motherf***er, then shut the f*** up and f*** you. That’s what I think about you. That’s how my whole career has gone and been.”

“If you ain’t got nothing nice to say, don’t say at all because hat’s how I work, anyway. I don’t got nothing nice to say, I keep my predictions and all that s*** to myself because all those guys that are saying about me losing, they’re not s*** themselves.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

In the end, Diaz concluded, “I just want to come and put on a good show and get the job done, I hope everybody leaves with their head on their shoulders but I’m coming to kill for sure.”

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