Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) succumbed to defeat in opposition to Leon Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) on Saturday with a unanimous decision loss on the cardboard, which took pickle at Gila River Arena and aired on pay-per-quiz. The fan-favourite mentioned he felt he received “in the actual world,” no subject clearly shedding four of five rounds on the scorecards.
White didn’t word he felt Diaz’s review of the consequence modified into honest correct, but he gave him predominant props for enduring a tough battle where he modified into decrease birth badly and largely dominated.
“His leg modified into done in the critical round, he went five rounds taking leg kicks, bleeding out of either facet of his head,” White told journalists, together with MMA Junkie, post-battle at UFC 263. “One modified into squirting this form, one manner squirting this form. He modified into unexcited doing what the Diaz brothers do. He modified into working the total battle to ranking into his head and take a look at out to make him make a mistake, and then he in a roundabout design caught him in the fifth round. He’s unbelievable. He’s gonna be asking us for a six-round battle subsequent time.”
Diaz had now lost back-to-back fights, and three of his previous four total. He mentioned post-battle that it modified into his wish to return to the octagon within the following three or four months, but did now not name any divulge opponents for his subsequent bout.
White mentioned he doesn’t know what he needs to do with Diaz subsequent, either, but is fully acutely aware that there are few fights sharp him that received’t plan heaps of eyeballs.
“I don’t know (what’s subsequent),” Diaz mentioned. “He’s a fan-favourite, of us love him bewitch, lose, or plan. I don’t know. We’ll explore what’s subsequent.”