Nate Diaz just gave us one of the most spectacular fights of all time against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. Time and time again the Stockton Slugger proves to us why he gets paid the big bucks.
With blood gushing down his face and Edwards mauling him the entire fight, Nate made it seem like it was nothing as he managed to rock Leon in the final seconds of the fight with what is famously known as a Stockton Slap. Leon Edwards won the fight via unanimous decision but there is no doubt that Nate stole the show as the fight ended. Both the fighters gave us a stunning display of elite fighting for five rounds in the main card of UFC 263.
UFC stars react to Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards
The Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling could not believe his eyes after the Diaz vs Edwards fight. The last-minute of the fight made the champ go crazy as he reacts on Twitter. He wrote, “THIS IS CRAZY!!”
Another champion Francis Ngannou did not expect what he signed up for as Diaz pulled up in the last round with his endurance and ability to change the game in a second. “What a WAR,” wrote ‘The Predator’ on Twitter.
Former two division champion and commentator Daniel Cormier was star struck after watching the Diaz fight. “And once again Nate Diaz shows up and even after losing a fight his stock rises. That flurry is all that’ll be talked about! It’s about memories /land Diaz leaves people with memories,” wrote DC about Diaz’s stardom.
Megan Anderson, Niko Price, and Cody Garbrandt too were among the UFC stars that lost their mind watching an animal like Nate fight against a skilled Leon. “What an insane last 60sec of a fight!!! Diaz almost capitalized at the end but Edwards with a phenomenal performance and showed so much heart! Gotta think he gets a title shot now being on a 9 fight W streak!” said Megan.
Meanwhile, Cody wrote, “Different breed! All heart.” Niko Price wrote, “Mannn Diaz is fun to watch bet he’s fun to fight too”.
Some of the other fighters who reacted were, Stephen Thompson, Ariel Helwani, and Gilbert Burns.