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Nate Diaz Earned A Massive Seven-Figure Purse For UFC 263 Fight Against Leon Edwards

Nasir Jabbar

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Nate Diaz Earned A Massive Seven-Figure Purse For UFC 263 Fight Against Leon Edwards

MMA superstar Nate Diaz earned a reported seven-figure purse for his thrilling UFC 263 bout against Leon Edwards.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

But the Stockton slugger pocketed a massive $1,121,000 (£796,000), which includes a cool $600,000 (£426,000) pay-per-view bonus, per MMA Salaries.

Israel Adesanya also received a seven-figure payout, banking $1,392,000 (£991,000) for defending his UFC middleweight title against Marvin Vettori.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Diaz, who made his first Octagon outing since his 'BMF' showdown with Jorge Masvidal in November 2019, is eyeing a quick turnaround.

The 36-year-old said: "I want to fight in three or four months, I'm ready to hop back in there. Just to heal up. If I was unscathed I'd be back in there next week.

"I was just unmotivated to train anymore because I already put in all the hard work for the last fight in Texas where it was supposed to be and then I had to linger on for another f**king month and it just sucked. Whatever, roll with the punches, do what I had to do to get here."

On his battle with Edwards, he added: "The fight was a wrap. In a real fight, in the real world, that fight's a wrap. He was sleepwalking.

"At the end of the day I feel like he won or whatever, but I feel like I'm the better fighter still, regardless. I feel like the peak of the fight is what matters in the fight anyway, what happened in the end.

"No hating on Leon, congratulations to him and why would you fight anybody but the top guy if you're going to fight at all. So I wish it would have went my way, but it's all good."

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Topics: Nate Diaz, UFC News, Leon Edwards, Fight News, UFC, Israel Adesanya

Nasir Jabbar
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