Nate Diaz is expected to make a highly anticipated comeback at UFC 262. He will be fighting Leon Edwards in the first non-title co-main event.
Diaz last fought in 2019, when he was beaten by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. Known for having high selling PPVs, the ‘The Stockton Slugger’ will once again compete in the Welterweight division.
Colby Covington, currently No.2 in the welterweight division, had his say on the fight. “I think it’s the fight of two losers,” says Colby. He says that both the fighters haven’t fought in a long time and are both coming off of losses.
However, Colby is not entirely correct when he says this. Leon Edwards’ last fight with Belal Muhammad ended in a no-contest. Prior to that, he was actually on a 9 fight win streak.
Colby also feels that the fight is of little significance to the division. He then goes on to rip into Nate Diaz and his lifestyle in the past 2 years. Safe to say, Colby wasn’t holding any punches.
What’s next for Nate Diaz?
According to various sources and rumors, Diaz has hit the rock bottom. The fighter has allegedly been partying, consuming high amounts of alcohol, and even doing drugs. Many suggest that he has not been training either.
“The guy’s washed up,” says Covington. Certainly, it seems as though Diaz will have a tough time getting back in shape for the Leon Edwards fight. If the rumors are to be believed, Diaz will surely struggle in the upcoming fight.
To add to his troubles, his opponent Edwards is also in the form of his life. This could spell trouble for Diaz’s return to the UFC. Diehard fans of ‘The Stockton Slugger’ will be hoping to once again witness his brilliance inside the Octagon.
With rumors casting doubts on Diaz’s ability, he will have a gigantic task to prove his doubters wrong. Diaz will not only be fighting for money but for his entire legacy, reputation, and future in the UFC. With UFC 262 only a month away, fans will be hoping for Nate to roll back the years in front of their eyes, once again.
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