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

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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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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.

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Image: PA

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

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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.

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"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

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