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

Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Nate Diaz (blue gloves) gets treatment during his fight against Jorge Masvidal (red gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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

–Field Level Media

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