Sean O’Malley Says Nate Diaz Is ‘Gangster’ to Get a Five-Round Fight

Published 06/08/2021, 12:42 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 05: Nate Diaz watches as teammate Chris Avila of the United States enters the Octagon before facing Enrique Barzola of Peru in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Nate Diaz is all set to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 263 against Leon Edwards. Diaz is returning to action after more than a year- he last competed in the UFC back in 2019. Diaz faced Jorge Masvidal at the UFC 244 event and lost that fight via a 3rd round TKO.

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With Diaz set to make a comeback after a long break, people are excited to see their favorite fighter return to action. Many people shared their views on Diaz’s fight, and Sean O’Malley was one of them. During a recent interview, ‘Sugar’ talked about the upcoming fight and what he thinks of it being a five-round fight.

“Yeah, I love how it’s five rounds too, like no one’s gonna get a five-round fight in the UFC unless it’s the main event or a title fight. Nate’s third on the fight, he’s right behind the co-mains still getting 5 rounds that just shows how gangster Nate is, he wants 5 rounds he gets 5 rounds.”

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Apart from the main event fight, most other UFC fights are scheduled for 3 rounds. However, this fight between Edwards and Diaz will be of five rounds, and that has clearly impressed ‘Sugar‘.

O’Malley also shared his views on what he thinks will happen in the fight, He said. “I don’t know how I see that fight going out, five-round definitely helps Nate. You know, a three-round fight I think Leon could take it. Maybe Nate drags him in the fourth, fifth, lock on a submission something, I don’t know.”

What to expect from the fight between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards?

After suffering a loss against Masvidal, Diaz would look to get back to winning ways. However, it won’t be a straightforward task as ‘Rocky’ is coming into the fight on the back of 8 successive victories.

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Edwards last lost a fight in the UFC back in 2015, he lost the fight to Kamaru Usman via a unanimous decision. Edwards is ranked No.3 in the UFC welterweight rankings and a victory against Diaz will improve his chances for a title shot.

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For Diaz, this is the perfect opportunity to show everyone how good he still is, but both fighters would be looking for a victory and improve their chances in the welterweight division. That would make this fight a treat to watch for all MMA fans around the globe.

Who do you think will win the fight between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards?. Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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