ANTHONY PETTIS ON NATE DIAZ FIGHT: “IT’S PERSONAL”
If Nate Diaz (19-11) makes it to the Octagon, as planned, and appears at UFC 241, he will have to face a rather tough and somewhat hostile opponent in Anthony Pettis (22-8).
Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will return to the Octagon to meet as experienced fighter as he is. The fight against Diaz will be a part of the welterweight bout where Pettis has recently made a successful debut. During Ariel Helvani’s program, “The Showtime” said why he had agreed to the fight.
“Bro, Nate Diaz ain’t shit,” Pettis said. “Me and Nate Diaz had a lot of issues… I was the champ in the UFC and the WEC, and Diaz was calling me out. He got lucky in the fight with Conor (McGregor) and got the win, but, dude, Nate Diaz ain’t shit. He ain’t shit. It’s personal. I can’t wait to put my hands on him. I can’t wait to hurt this guy.”
Nate Diaz has been missing from the Octagon since his two bright fights with Conor McGregor in 2016. He won the first fight by a second-round choke, while the second bout lasted all five rounds and ended with McGregor’s win by unanimous decision.
Anthony Pettis made an excellent debut in welterweight. “The Showtime” met former title contender Stephen Thompson and sent him tumbling with a spectacular superman punch in the second round.