Viral Video of Bleeding Nate Diaz Destroying Leon Edwards Leaves Slovak Bodybuilding Beast Amazed

Published 03/20/2023, 5:00 PM EDT

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Slovak bodybuilding star Michal Krizo Krizanek hardly requires an introduction. Krizanek, a native of Bojnice, Slovakia, is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and has had a significant impact on the world of bodybuilding via his social media handles. In October of 2022, Krizanek qualified for Mr. Olympia, and earned tremendous praise from none other than 4x Mr. Olympia icon Jay Cutler. Yet, if his most recent Instagram story is any indication, the beast from Slovakia is really interested in the UFC.

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The infamous video of Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz’s battle from June 2021 in Glendale, Arizona, went viral recently. A bloodied Diaz was able to land punches on Leon Edwards, aka Rocky, in a famous bout. This video was shared again on Instagram by Michal Krizo Krizanek, suggesting that the Slovak monster was pleased with Diaz’s efforts despite bleeding during the final moments of the fight.

The infamous fight shared by the bodybuilding star

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In June 2021, Leon Edwards faced off against Nate Diaz, a seasoned boxing veteran, in Glendale, Arizona. Diaz, at 37 years old, fought in the second-to-last bout of his UFC contract, and which went on for full five rounds. Rocky did well to tune out the raucous American fans, who were plainly rooting for his opponent. Both the American and the British UFC star were giving it their all, with the fans going absolutely wild. Early on, Diaz was having a difficult time with Rocky’s left-hand blows and low-leg kicks, and by the conclusion of the third round, his face was a horrific mess covered in blood.

Even though Rocky was winning, the American was still standing strong in the last minute of the fight and very nearly stole the victory. Diaz chose to return the favor, landing a right hand and following it up with a powerful left to his opponent’s face. Moreover, Diaz pointed fingers at the British in an attempt to tease him, which only served to increase the tension. The fight really did pump up the Slovakian bodybuilding star, as he wrote in his Instagram story, “@natediaz209 my boy.”

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Fans also went bonkers recalling this iconic fight

User diazbrothers_outta_stockton posted this video of the brawl on Instagram. The savagery of Nate Diaz after he landed that fantastic blow was perfectly matched by the 2000 hip-hop rap hit Hello by Ice Cube, which played in the background of the video. Everyone has an opinion on this historic UFC bout, so fans didn’t waste any time rushing the comment area.

This fan made a bit of mockery using a British accent in their comment, saying, “Yea da fokin gangster.”

Everyone knows how that punch would have felt by Rocky, as this comment reads, “209 hits like a hammer..🇺🇸”

 

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This fan wanted Diaz to continue with his punches, saying, “Coldest moment but lol he would’ve punch him more and koed him instead of showing him finger. Gangsta s***.”

Another fan just recalls the memorable fight, saying, “this is way to perfect lol.”

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What do you think of this iconic fight shared by the bodybuilding star? Let us know in the comment section.

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Rahul Goutam Hoom

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Rahul Goutam Hoom is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Birla Global University. Rahul does photography and gaming during his leisure hours and likes to watch anime.
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