Sep 7, 2019; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Belal Muhammad (red gloves) fights Takashi Sato (not pictured) throughout UFC 242 at The Arena. Necessary Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports
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Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards leaves Belal Muhammad unsuccessful in demand for rematch with Edwards.
In a time where the UFC world is being shaken up by recent major headings, another bomb was dropped on the evening of March 30, when it was reported that Nate Diaz will return versus Leon Edwards at UFC 262 in what will be the first-ever non-title five-round co-main event in the promotions history.
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Belal Muhammad warns Leon Edwards hell stay prepared for a prospective rematch following Diaz vs. Edwards report
Edwards and Muhammad fulfilled in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 21 on March 13. It marked Edwards very first battle in simply over a year-and-a-half, and Muhammad filled out as a short-notice challenger following Khamzat Chimaevs ongoing struggle with COVID-19.
The fight eventually ended in a no-contest when an accidental eye poke by Edwards, simple seconds into the 2nd round, left Muhammad with a ruthless eye injury.
Ever since, Muhammad had promoted the opportunity to finish his business with Edwards, while Edwards– though calling the ending “heartbreaking”– seemed to want other choices.
Diaz vs. Edwards will mark Diazs very first battle in the UFC since a set of battles he had in 2019. Diaz defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 prior to failing at UFC 244 in a BMF title battle with Jorge Masvidal.
UFC 262 will be headlined by a light-weight title battle in between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira.
While Diaz gets a major defend his return and Edwards gets a huge fight hes preferred, Belal Muhammad is left unfinished after preferring an opportunity to run it back with Edwards.
Muhammad, nevertheless, required to Twitter following the report of Diaz vs. Edwards, hinting that hell be there must Diaz be unable to battle Edwards.