Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Leon Edwards, Nate Diaz after UFC 263?


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Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz v made history on Saturday at UFC 263, fighting the first five-round bout to ever take place inside the octagon that was neither a main event nor a championship contest.

In the end, Edwards (19-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was dominant, taking a unanimous decision in the welterweight bout at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The 25-minute window benefitted Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC), however. It allowed him to stage a nearly miraculous comeback in the final minute of the fifth round.

It didn’t happen, though, and now Diaz is on a two-fight losing skid while Edwards is unbeaten over his past 10 octagon appearances.

How do both men proceed? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on the next move for Edwards and Diaz after UFC 263.


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