Following Leon Edwards’ recent victory, Nate Diaz has responded. At UFC 286, Edwards successfully defended his welterweight title by defeating Usman for the second consecutive time via unanimous decision. In response, Diaz shared a video of himself nearly knocking out Edwards during their fight at UFC 263, which Diaz lost by unanimous decision.
Still 👑 pic.twitter.com/QytwN2ucEL
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 19, 2023
Following his impressive victory at UFC 286, Leon Edwards became the talk of the town. Despite being the underdog, ‘Rocky’ pulled off a second consecutive upset by winning a majority decision over Kamaru Usman in a five-round battle at O2 Arena on Saturday night.
This marked the British UFC champion’s first successful defense of his welterweight title since knocking out ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ in Salt Lake City last August.
Leon Edwards retains 🙌
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2023
During the press conference held after the fight, the UFC president made a statement.
“I don’t know when we’ll do it, but that’s the fight that makes sense.”
“Colby came here and cut weight and did everything to be here for this fight. He deserves the fight, not to mention he’s the second or third best guy in the world.”
Nate Diaz might return to UFC according to McGregor
After his 11th consecutive UFC win, Edwards expressed his interest in fighting the winner of Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal, and was displeased to hear Colby Covington’s name being mentioned as a possible opponent. Meanwhile, Nate Diaz was following the event from afar and couldn’t resist making a sly dig at Edwards.
Although Diaz is not currently with the UFC, Conor is attempting to entice him back for another fight.
“I’ll get that again. That trilogy will happen at some stage, for sure,” McGregor told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “Am I a person not to get the fights made and done and happen? When I say, it happens. I have a load of bouts left in me, a lot of stories incomplete. And I’m excited to continue on and get them done.”