Nate Diaz reveals plans following loss to Leon Edwards

Nate Diaz has revealed what he plans to do next in the wake of his UFC 263 defeat to Leon Edwards on Saturday night.

Diaz, despite the defeat, actually came away with some real fan approval from his five-round war against ‘Rocky’.

The Stockton hero was largely outclassed by Birmingham’s star welterweight but in the final minute of the fight, Diaz landed a great shot that wobbled Edwards and had many believing he was about to get the finish.

Diaz ready to kick on

Unfortunately for him that didn’t quite come to fruition, with Edwards instead coming away as the victor via unanimous decision.

In the post-fight press conference, Diaz spoke about what he wants to do next.

“I want to fight in three or four months. I’m ready to get back in there. Just to heal up. If I was unscathed I would be back in next week. 

“I just wasn’t motivated to train anymore because I already put in the hard work for the next fight in Texas where it was supposed to be. 

“It had to linger on for another f***ing month and it just sucked so I just rolled with the punches and did what I had to do to get here.”

Nate also suggested that in the “real world” he would’ve stopped Edwards given how badly he had him hurt in the fifth.

Alas, it just wasn’t meant to be, with all eyes now turning towards the matchmakers as fans wait to see what will come next for Diaz.

The Conor McGregor trilogy has been touted as a possibility alongside a rematch with Jorge Masvidal, stemming back to their BMF title clash.

Edwards, on the other hand, could fight the winner of the Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson fight with a title shot being on the line.

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