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Video: Love or hate Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards matchup?

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When considering Nate Diaz‘s potential opponent for his first fight of 2021, Leon Edwards must’ve been the last name on anyone’s list – if he was even considered at all. And yet, it’s happening.

Diaz will return to the octagon for the first time in 18 months on May 15 at UFC 262 in Houston where he’ll meet top welterweight contender Edwards in a five-round (not three) co-main event. The last time we saw Diaz in the cage he was protesting his third-round doctor stoppage TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal in November 2019 at UFC 244. Edwards, meanwhile, finally got back in the cage March 13 after a 20-month layoff, fighting to a no contest with Belal Muhammad because of a nasty eye poke in the second round of their UFC Fight Night headliner.

Diaz, who’s been very selective in accepting fights in recent years, talked earlier this year of wanting to face Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira, among others, but never once mentioned Edwards, who’s No. 3 in the official UFC 170-pound rankings while Diaz is unranked.

But Edwards vs. Diaz  maybe a perfect pairing? Do we love it or hate it? John Morgan, Mike Bohn, Danny Segura, and Brian “Goze” Garcia weighed in during this week’s episode of “Spinning Back Clique.”

You can watch their discussion in the video above, as well as the full episode below.

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