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Nate Diaz on Loss to Leon Edwards: 'Wish I Would Have Took His Ass the F--k Out'

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJune 13, 2021

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Nate Diaz nearly earned a late knockout versus Leon Edwards at UFC 263, but the veteran ran out of time in his unanimous-decision loss.

"I had a hard time getting going today," Diaz said afterward, per Damon Martin of MMA Fighting. "Congratulations to Leon. I wish I would have took his ass the f--k out."

He also said he would have had more success without official UFC rules:

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"In a real fight, in the real world, that fight is a wrap.”<br><br>- Diaz on how the fight ended.<br><br>He adds that he hopes to return in 3-4 months.

It ultimately resulted in another loss for the 36-year-old, who has just one victory in four tries since beating Conor McGregor in 2016.

Edwards, meanwhile, put himself closer to title contention as the No. 3-ranked fighter in the welterweight division.

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