VIDEO: Nate Diaz Shares Behind the Scenes Video of UFC 263 Preparation

Published 06/22/2021, 6:29 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 19: Nate Diaz poses on the scale during the UFC 202 weigh-in at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Nate Diaz fought Leon Edwards in a 5-round welterweight contest at UFC 263. Diaz lost the decision; however, the last minute of the fight was perhaps the most entertaining part. Diaz landed a slap and punch combo on Edwards, which rocked ‘Rocky’. The Stockton native was very close to finishing the fight, but time wasn’t on his side.

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Nevertheless, Diaz managed to win over the fans despite his loss. This fight was a statement from him that he can still hang in there with the very best fighters. Also, his toughness was on full display as Edwards battered him throughout the contest but couldn’t manage to get him out.

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)

Diaz recently shared a video on his YouTube channel of him making his way to the UFC 263 weigh-ins. The Stockton native can be seen rolling in with his crew. Nate and his brother Nick embraced Demian Maia as they arrived for the UFC 263 ceremonial weigh-ins. Maia was also fighting on the same card, just before Diaz.

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Diaz then went on to the stage and had a face-to-face with Edwards. It was a great insight into his day and how a fighter lives during competition.

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What’s next for Nate Diaz after UFC 263?

Despite his loss, Diaz managed to raise his stock at UFC 263, so he can be expected to face a big name upon his return to the Octagon. And with Diaz, every fight is a big fight.

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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)

The Stockton native was tipped to fight at lightweight by many as they believed his frame is a bit small for the 170 lbs division. However, he hasn’t competed in the 155 lbs division since his win against Michael Johnson. And given his age, it looks unlikely that he will put that taxation on his body to make that extra weight cut. So fans might expect to see Diaz fight at welterweight in the near future.

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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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