‘You Don’t Know What the F**k You’re Talking About’- Joe Rogan Fires Back at Fans for Their Take on Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards

Published 07/28/2021, 11:11 AM EDT


Nate Diaz last fought at UFC 263 and lost a decision against Leon Edwards. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan broke down the final minute of the contest recently. Diaz, despite being dominated over the course of the 5-rounds, managed to significantly hurt Edwards at the final minutes of the fight.

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He caught ‘Rocky’ with a slap and punch combo and many fans believe the Stockton native made a mistake as he pointed at Edwards rather than charging for the finish. Rogan believes those claims are not true as Diaz would have only risked himself had he rushed recklessly.

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He hurts Leon Edwards and points at him. He’s like ‘I got you’. Oh my god, I had an argument with someone they were like, yeah, he let Leon off the hook, he should have gone after him,” said Diaz.

I’m like you don’t know what the f*ck you are talking about. He did exactly what he was supposed to do. Leon ‘s not dead, like you don’t just go after him. You go after him you run into a straight left. Watch Pat Barry vs Chieck Kongo, eatch Pete Sell vs Scott Smith. When people go after people recklessly, they get cracked,” he further added.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 05: Nate Diaz reacts to his victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Diaz might have lost the fight, but his stock rose once again. The final minute of the contest was enough to prove to the UFC faithful that he is still a relevant contender against anybody.

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What’s next for Nate Diaz?

Diaz has been called out by several top-ranked welterweights recently. However, Rogan believes it’s the much-anticipated trilogy fight against Conor McGregor, that is next for the Stockton native. McGregor is currently riding a 2-fight skid and has lost 3 out of his last 4 fights in the UFC.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The duo is currently 1-1 with each having a win over the other. Fans will love to see the trilogy fight go down as it is hands down one of the biggest rivalries in the history of the sport.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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