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Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

UFC 263: Nate Diaz Notes Comments on Being Underdog Against Leon Edwards

Nate Diaz (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

The betting lines have Nate Diaz as a sizeable underdog for his scrap with Leon Edwards this Saturday, and the outspoken fighter doesn’t seem fazed by that fact.

Diaz will battle Edwards on the main card of UFC 263, in a fight that is scheduled for five rounds, despite the fact it’s not a main event or championship bout. As the fight approaches, Diaz is carrying odds ranging from +350 to +472.

But, while talking to ESPN recently about his underdog status, the Stockton star said this (quotes via MMA Fighting).

“That’s been my whole career is s*** like that,” Diaz said. “If any of the fighters, to all the fighters out there saying anything about me, if it’s not positive as a motherf***er, then shut the f*** up and f*** you. That’s what I think about you. That’s how my whole career has gone and been. If you ain’t got nothing nice to say, don’t say at all because hat’s how I work, anyway. I don’t got nothing nice to say, I keep my predictions and all that s*** to myself because all those guys that are saying about me losing, they’re not s*** themselves.”

“I just want to come and put on a good show and get the job done,” Diaz added. “I hope everybody leaves with their head on their shoulders but I’m coming to kill for sure.”

Diaz (20-12) will be fighting for the first time since November 2019, when he lost via TKO (due to doctor stoppage) against Jorge Masvidal. The welterweight is 3-2 in his last 5 fights.

Edwards (18-3, 1 NC) is coming off a no-contest result against Belal Muhammad in March (the latter couldn’t continue after incurring an accidental eye poke). Edwards is riding a nine-fight, undefeated streak.

UFC 263 will take place in Glendale, Arizona.

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