Anthony Pettis will welcome Nate Diaz back to the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 241. When he does it should be a very exciting fight as both fighters like to come forward and deliver for the fans.
Yet, Anthony Pettis is extremely confident heading into this fight for one simple reason. He says, Diaz is not a real welterweight and the size will be a factor.
“Man, Nate Diaz is not a real welterweight,” Pettis said in an interview with the UFC. “I think the fans forget he’s not won at welterweight. The guys he fought at welterweight, MacDonald, the other Korean guy that whooped his ass [Dong Hyun Kim]. He’s not a real welterweight. His only win is against McGregor. McGregor’s not a real welterweight. I beat ‘Wonderboy.’ I’m not even worried about this fight, honestly and I’m not being cocky. I just have so much confidence coming into this fight and I train my ass off, so that’s where this confidence is coming from.”
Not only is he confident heading into this fight but he isn’t sure where Diaz has an advantage over him in this fight.
“I don’t know if it’s an advantage fighting Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz is a fighter’s fighter. He likes to bleed, he comes forward. I’m expecting a dog fight, but I’m a little more intelligent than him. I have more tools in my toolbox and I don’t see where he gets it done. Where’s he gonna beat me at?”
It will no doubt be an interesting stylistic matchup for the two but Anthony Pettis believes it is not even close in skillset on who the better fighter is. Regardless, everyone will be able to see if what “Showtime” is saying is the truth in the co-main event of UFC 241 on Saturday.