Nate Diaz injury postpones fight vs. Leon Edwards to UFC 263

Nate Diaz suffered an undisclosed minor injury during training camp, forcing his welterweight bout against Leon "Rocky" Edwards to be pushed back a month to UFC 263, Yahoo and MMA Junkie reported Tuesday.

Diaz-Edwards was scheduled for UFC 262 on May 15 in Houston. Their five-round bout will now take place on June 12 in Phoenix.

Diaz (20-12, 15-10 UFC) hasn't fought since UFC 244 in November 2019 when he lost a title fight to Jorge Masvidal via TKO.

Edwards (18-3, 10-2 UFC) is coming off a March Fight Night bout against Belal Muhammad that was stopped in the second round after Edwards' inadvertent eye poke rendered Muhammad unable to continue.

Edwards is one of the top-5 ranked fighters in the UFC welterweight division.

--Field Level Media

05/04/2021 16:14

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