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Former UFC Champ Frankie Edgar Impressed By Nate Diaz

Frankie Edgar has been around the sport of MMA long enough to know a solid performance when he sees one.

While witnessing the recent Nate Diaz-Jim Miller main event fight at UFC on FOX 3, “The Answer” came out with plenty to say in regards to Diaz and his submission victory.

Edgar, in an interview with Ariel Helwani for FUEL TV, has been inside the cage with Miller, scoring a decision victory back in 2006 before either fighter was in the UFC.

Nate is a stud, man. He’s kind of a teammate so I was happy for him. Man, it was a hell of a performance, it really was. Jim is tough as nails. I didn’t know what the outcome would be, but I definitely didn’t think Jim would get finished. Hats off to Nate. He’s a stud for sure.

Diaz vaulted himself into a position to contend for the UFC lightweight title, as UFC president Dana White confirmed he would take the next shot at the belt. Current plans call for UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson to face Edgar, likely later this year, in a rematch of their encounter from Japan a few months ago.

The delay on the fight stems from a broken nose suffered by Edgar, so everything must be cleared before a date can be confirmed.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

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