Leon Edwards (left) and Nate Diaz stare each other down at the UFC 263 press conference. Photos: Drake Riggs Leon Edwards (left) and Nate Diaz stare each other down at the UFC 263 press conference. Photos: Drake Riggs
Leon Edwards (left) and Nate Diaz stare each other down at the UFC 263 press conference. Photos: Drake Riggs
Drake Riggs
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The Takedown by Drake Riggs

UFC 263: Nate Diaz steals the spotlight but overlooked Leon Edwards is ‘here to kill’

  • ‘Rocky’ finds himself overshadowed by two big title fight rematches and a big name personality going into Saturday’s bout
  • Edwards, who already believes a title shot should be his, has a big chip on his shoulder and the confidence to deliver

Leon Edwards (left) and Nate Diaz stare each other down at the UFC 263 press conference. Photos: Drake Riggs Leon Edwards (left) and Nate Diaz stare each other down at the UFC 263 press conference. Photos: Drake Riggs
Leon Edwards (left) and Nate Diaz stare each other down at the UFC 263 press conference. Photos: Drake Riggs
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Drake Riggs

Drake Riggs

Drake Riggs is an MMA writer based out of Brush Prairie, Washington, US who specialises in feature pieces, the women's fight scene, lists, news coverage, and rankings. He has been a passionate fan of MMA ever since 2009. Drake has most notably written for BJPenn.com, FanSided MMA, The Body Lock, Cageside Press, Sherdog, The Scrap, and MMA Today. He has also created video content for RT Sport. As for other sports, Drake is a longtime fan of the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars.