Dana White lauds Nate Diaz for his impressive performance against Leon Edwards in what was an absolutely riveting performance from the British fighter who dominated the Stockton Slugger for the better part of five rounds in a featured bout at UFC 263. However, it was a straight right from Diaz in the fifth round that rocked Edwards and swayed the fight his way towards the end of the fight.
UFC president Dana White regarded the durability of Nate Diaz and joked about how the Stockton native might want a “six-round fight next.”
In the post-fight press conference, the UFC president remained doubtful of what’s next for Nate Diaz but opined how looking at his last performance there is every reason to believe that he could ask for a six-round fight next.
What’s next for Nate Diaz?
Nate Diaz has always been known for his durability inside the Octagon. The cardio and the aggressive approach that Diaz brings inside the Octagon is next to none. It won’t be wrong to say that Diaz proved once again why even at 36 years of age, the Stockton Slugger continues to be a huge name in the division.
Nate Diaz’s ability to take shots, and still keep coming forward is what makes him different. Needless to say, it was on display at UFC 263 when the chant of Diaz echoed the entire arena. It will be interesting to see what lies ahead for Nate Diaz. However, his performance against Leon Edwards definitely puts him in the mix of some more epic match-ups moving forward.
There are a lot of exciting fights out there for Diaz. Needless to say, the star power of Diaz is definite to bring all the attention to the opponent, whoever, it may be. It won’t be wrong to say that Leon Edwards earned a lot of fans with a spectacular performance against someone like Diaz, and the British fighter will look to capitalize on that opportunity with a potential title opportunity next.