Nate Diaz nearly pulled it off.
The Stockton star was beaten for four straight rounds at UFC 263, only for him to land a huge bomb in the fifth that nearly saw Edwards put away, only for the Englishman to be saved by the clock. As always, plenty of fighters were watching the enigma that is Diaz.
Check out what the pros had to say:
They should make Diaz vs Diaz #moneyfight
— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) June 13, 2021
Every fight on this card has been spectacular #UFC263
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) June 13, 2021
There’s no feints from Nate Diaz rn. It’s making it easy for Edwards to keep his eyes peeled open to see every clear attack Diaz is throwing. #UFC263
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 13, 2021
Win / Lose or Draw . I’m always rockin with the Diaz brothers . Strikeforce Never Die ! 💯#UFC263
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 13, 2021
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) June 13, 2021
Different breed! All heart
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) June 13, 2021
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) June 13, 2021
Thank you Leon and Nate. What an amazing contest 👏🏼 #UFC263
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) June 13, 2021
We will never ever in our lives see another fighter/man/personality like @NateDiaz209 … thank you for a lifetime of entertainment!
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) June 13, 2021
Wow I think Leon just lost the title shot to Colby just cause how the fight ended 🤷🏾♂️ #UFC263
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 13, 2021