‘Shut the F**k Up’ – Nate Diaz Responds to Fighters Picking Leon Edwards Over Him

Published 06/09/2021, 10:10 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz eyes Conor McGregor from across the Octagon before their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Nate Diaz is all set to return to the Octagon on UFC 263 against Leon Edwards. This will be Diaz’s first fight since his loss against Masvidal at UFC 244. Ever since the fight has been announced, it has garnered interest from everyone. Many people have been sharing their views and predictions of the fight.

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While Nate Diaz is one of the most popular UFC stars of this era, his current form is not very good. Whereas Edwards is riding high on an 8 fight winning streak. Therefore, it came as no surprise that most fighters chose Edwards as their pick to win the fight.

During a recent interview, they asked Diaz about how he felt about fighters picking Edwards over him. To this Diaz responded in his very own style, he said. “Well, that’s been my whole career is like that. To all the fighters out there saying anything about me, if it’s not positive then shut the fu*k up and fuc*k you, that’s what I think about you.”

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He continued, “That’s how my whole career has gone and been and if you ain’t got nothing nice to say, don’t say at all. That’s how I work anyway, but I’m gonna necessarily keep my predictions and all that bullsh*t to myself. All the guys that are saying about me losing they’re not sh*t themselves.”

Everyone knows Diaz to be outspoken, and he always responds to anyone who takes a dig at him. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the fighter had strong words for those who chose Edwards over him.

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

Coming into the fight Diaz is not in great form as he has lost 2 out of his last 3 fights. Also, Diaz has been away from the Octagon for more than a year and that might also be a factor that can affect his performance. Diaz would like to get back to winning ways, however, that is not going to be easy against Leon Edwards.

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‘Rocky’ has been in exceptional form and last lost a UFC fight back in 2015. Since then the fighter has been on an 8 fight winning streak spread over 6 years. Both the fighters would be looking to get a victory and improve their standing in the welterweight division. However, that won’t be easy for either of them.

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Who do you think will emerge victorious in this fight? Let us know in the comments.

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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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