Often in life it’s about who finishes on top.
Just ask Nate Diaz, who turned back the clock to wow the world with an unbelievable fifth round against Leon Edwards.
Up until then it had been one-way traffic; a look at the pool of blood running Diaz’s face is testament to that.
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Edwards, 29, seven years Diaz’s junior, won everywhere during the opening four rounds: in the stand-up, on the ground, and on the scorecards. And still, Diaz walked away feeling like a winner of sorts.
As UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier said:
“And once again Nate Diaz shows up and even after losing a fight his stock rises,” Cormier said.
“That flurry is all that’ll be talked about! It’s about memories /land Diaz leaves people with memories. #ufc263”
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Fellow fighter Stephen Thompson was left speechless by the epic contest.
Nor was he the only one either as Diaz came alive in the fifth.