‘You Got Your Hungry A** Slept’- Nate Diaz Slaps Back at Gilbert Burns for Recent Comments

Published 06/23/2021, 2:45 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)


Leon Edwards earned a decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 263. However, Edwards’s fellow welterweight contender, Gilbert Burns, believes ‘Rocky’ blew his shot at the UFC gold with his performance. ‘Durinho’ thinks Edwards played the point game too much instead of gunning for a finish against Diaz.

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I think Leon Edwards lost the shot just because he didn’t get a finish. He wasn’t hungry. Not even criticizing the guy. I think he fought very good. He’s a very smart fighter. But he’s not a finisher. If you go all day and sometimes just, as they say, bite the mouthpiece, and go forward, and finish the fight, sometimes you’re gonna get the shot,” said Burns.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – JULY 20: Leon Edwards of Jamaica reacts after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil by unanimous decision in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at AT&T Center on July 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

But if you just kinda point-fight, winning the fight, that’s good for you. You make more money, you’re changing contracts, you’re getting better, getting famous. But at the end of the day, the real fans, the real guys, the crazy guy with the ‘Just Bleed,’ those are the real fans. And they want to see violence. They want to see a finish. They go crazy when someone does a crazy knockout. And I just think he lost the shot (with) that performance,” Burns added. (H/T MMA News)

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Nate Diaz hits back at Gilbert Burns

Those comments from Burns took Diaz‘s attention. He took time to respond to the former welterweight title challenger. “He would’ve got knocked out like when u faught hooker and usman you got ur hungry A** slept Amateur,” wrote Diaz.

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Diaz had Edwards rocked badly during the final seconds of the fifth round. The Stockton native landed a slap and punch combo on the Brit, wobbling him. Many believe Diaz would have gotten the finish if time was on his side. But unfortunately, he had very little time to work on it. So, despite trying, Diaz eventually couldn’t get Edwards out.

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Now, with Diaz and Burns going back-and-forth, the situation at the 170 lbs division of the UFC has become much more interesting. What the UFC has planned for Diaz next, 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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