Nate Diaz could nicely have suffered one more defeat in opposition to Leon Edwards at UFC 263, however he proved he stays one of many greatest attracts in MMA.
The Stockton-native was dominated for about 24 minutes in Arizona by ‘Rocky’, however scored an incredible left hand and almost scored an enormous upset win with simply moments remaining.
Diaz, 36, is sort of as celebrated for his losses as a lot as his wins and stays an enormous cult hero amongst hardcore MMA followers.
But ever since his fights with Conor McGregor in 2016, Diaz is now an enormous character and adored by even ‘informal’ followers of MMA.
Because of MMA Salaries, we will see that the UFC values the veteran simply as extremely too.
Israel Adesanya defended his UFC middleweight title on the night time and pocketed $1.4million for his spectacular unanimous determination win, dwarfing the $132,000 which Marvin Vettori collected.
Edwards made a reported $191,000 on the night time, but this was nothing in comparison with the £1.1m which Diaz earned for his night time’s work.
Talking on the post-fight press convention, Dana White admitted he didn’t know what can be subsequent for Diaz after the defeat, however promised followers it could be spectacular.
“His leg was carried out within the first spherical,” he stated. “He went 5 rounds taking leg kicks, bleeding out of either side of his head.
“One was squirting this fashion, one was squirting this fashion. He was nonetheless doing what the Diaz brothers do.
“He was working the entire struggle to get into his head and attempt to make him make a mistake, after which he finally caught him within the fifth spherical.
“He’s going to be asking us for a six-round struggle subsequent time.”