UFC Hypes Up Fans With a Stunning Promo as Nate Diaz Returns to Face Leon Edwards at UFC 263

Published 06/05/2021, 12:56 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States enters the ring for his fight against Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


The return of Nate Diaz is upon us. The Stockton native will be back inside the octagon for the first time since his UFC 244 loss to Jorge Masvidal. Diaz fights cream of the crop welterweight contender Leon Edwards in a five-round clash at UFC 263.

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Diaz is one of the most popular fighters ever to fight in the UFC. Naturally, fans are excited to see him back. Also, the fact that he is fighting a top contender makes the clash even more intriguing. The UFC dropped a shivering promo recently to add to every fan’s hype. Diaz looks rejuvenated on the video and he seems determined to prove he is indeed one of the best in the world.

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I’ve been fighting for the last 10-15 years. I’ve done it all, I’ve fought all these guys and done more and done better than everybody. Keeping it real all the way through,” said Diaz on the promo video.

We get better with age. Nobody has stayed on top as long as me and I’m still headlining shows. I’m not gonna show people that I’ll be the best of the best, I’m not gonna fight the biggest fight that I possibly can, I am gonna fight the best fighter that I possibly could,” he added.

I feel like that this is the title. There’s not much you can do more in the game than fight me as far as I’m concerned. He’s got all the wins and I’ve got a tough task on my hand. I’m out there trying to get it done. I gotta try to win from everywhere, the best thing I can,” Diaz said further.

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Can Nate Diaz beat Leon Edwards?

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One can argue that Edwards is a more complete fighter and is better suited for the welterweight frame. He is an all-round scrapper who expertise wherever the fight takes place. So, Diaz has to be at the peak of his powers to put up a challenge.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States fights against Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

But Diaz is one of a kind. His legendary durability might prove to be frustrating for anybody. Also, he has unquestionable skills under his belt as a fighter. Whether that’s enough to better a tough opponent like ‘Rocky‘, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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