Leon Edwards is confident he will dominate Nate Diaz.
At UFC 263 on June 12, Edwards will face Diaz in a five-round welterweight bout. It’s an intriguing bout but according to Edwards, he says he knows he has to go out there and finish Diaz to prove he’s the next welterweight title contender.
“I need to go out there and I need to put him away,” Edwards told UFC Arabia (via MMAJunkie). “He’s only been stopped once, and that’s all I need. He’s been stopped. He’s not no robot. He’s not no invincible man. He has been stopped, and I truly believe I will go out there and stop him again – and I cannot wait. My skill set will be too much for him in the standup. On the ground, my strength will be too much for him. And I can’t wait to go out there and let him feel that.”
As of right now, champion Kamaru Usman does not have his next fight booked and Edwards is campaigning for the rematch. However, as of right now, his focus is on Diaz as he plans to batter the Stockton native for however long the scrap lasts.
“I envision going out there and just battering him from pillar to post and getting the stoppage,” Edwards said. “I know he’s a tough, durable guy, and I just don’t think being tough and durable is enough to beat me. I’ve worked hard, and I’ve dedicated myself for a long time, and it’s now time for my results to show. I can’t wait to go out there and prove that.”
Leon Edwards also believes the five rounds favor him as he thinks he can push the pace against Diaz. He knows all the talk is Diaz improves in the later rounds, but he says he will prove that wrong in Arizona.