When contemplating Nate Diaz’s potential opponent for his first combat of 2021, Leon Edwards should’ve been the final identify on anybody’s record – if he was even thought of in any respect. And but, it’s taking place.
Diaz will return to the octagon for the primary time in 18 months on Might 15 at UFC 262 in Houston the place he’ll meet prime welterweight contender Edwards in a five-round (not three) co-main occasion. The final time we noticed Diaz within the cage he was protesting his third-round physician stoppage TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal in November 2019 at UFC 244. Edwards, in the meantime, lastly obtained again within the cage March 13 after a 20-month layoff, combating to a no contest with Belal Muhammad due to a nasty eye poke within the second spherical of their UFC Battle Evening headliner.
Diaz, who’s been very selective in accepting fights lately, talked earlier this yr of desirous to face Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira, amongst others, however by no means as soon as talked about Edwards, who’s No. 3 within the official UFC 170-pound rankings whereas Diaz is unranked.
However Edwards vs. Diaz possibly an ideal pairing? Will we find it irresistible or hate it? John Morgan, Mike Bohn, Danny Segura, and Brian “Goze” Garcia weighed in throughout this week’s episode of “Spinning Again Clique.”
You’ll be able to watch their dialogue within the video above, in addition to the full episode under.