Showtime Pettis “I want to fight Nate Diaz!”

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postman
5/22/12 12:50:34PM
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I was fortunate enough to catch up with UFC lightweight top contender Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis this weekend. Pettis, who is coming off a big victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, is looking to prove that he is the real #1 contender in the lightweight division. Here is our conversation:

The_Casualty
5/22/12 1:34:08PM
I hope Diaz takes the fight, I understand why fighters wait for title shots, it just bothers me when they openly say that they are going to wait, especially when another top contender is calling them out
airkerma
5/22/12 2:04:18PM

Posted by The_Casualty

I hope Diaz takes the fight, I understand why fighters wait for title shots, it just bothers me when they openly say that they are going to wait, especially when another top contender is calling them out


Especially in a division that is already log jammed. Kind of reminds me of WW and J Hendricks waiting for his shot.
Twenty20Dollars
5/22/12 2:37:45PM
I wouldn't want to fight him.

mattjonesy
5/22/12 2:55:49PM
nowbody should want to fight Nate right now....
Wallass
5/22/12 2:57:20PM
I know Dana said that Nate's up next for a shot but then again Dana says a lot of things and I can see this fight happening before the years end with the winner facing the champ in 2013.
prophecy033
5/22/12 3:12:49PM
I wish fighters took the Liddell approach and said "fuck this, I'm not waiting around...set up a fight".
Dberntson
5/22/12 3:18:57PM
If you are talking waiting 4 to 6 months, by all means, wait if that is their wish, but anything longer than that, they should fight. I understand fighters want to cash in on their number one contender status and that taking a fight risks a lot of money and a shot at the title; but, if they truly are the #1 contender, they should win said fight. Also, if they truly believe they are the #1 fighter in the weight class and will win the title, then they shouldnt be afraid of any challengers.
cowcatcher
5/22/12 3:26:12PM
Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"
BlueSkiesBurn
5/22/12 3:37:05PM

Posted by cowcatcher

Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"



BlueSkiesBurn: "I agree with Cowcatcher. I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz! In fact, I want to see an epic trilogy!"
postman
5/22/12 3:46:26PM

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by cowcatcher

Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"



BlueSkiesBurn: "I agree with Cowcatcher. I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz! In fact, I want to see an epic trilogy!"



I would be down for that as well.
Pookie
5/22/12 4:41:36PM

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by cowcatcher

Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"



BlueSkiesBurn: "I agree with Cowcatcher. I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz! In fact, I want to see an epic trilogy!"



Pookie: "I want to watch one of them win the title first, and then rematch infinitely!"
BlueSkiesBurn
5/22/12 4:44:11PM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by cowcatcher

Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"



BlueSkiesBurn: "I agree with Cowcatcher. I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz! In fact, I want to see an epic trilogy!"



Pookie: "I want to watch one of them win the title first, and then rematch infinitely!"



Josh: Well Played (Click Me)......
postman
5/22/12 5:02:25PM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by cowcatcher

Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"



BlueSkiesBurn: "I agree with Cowcatcher. I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz! In fact, I want to see an epic trilogy!"



Pookie: "I want to watch one of them win the title first, and then rematch infinitely!"



Postman: "If there is ever a weapons match I want those two guys to be the main event."
Sir_Karl
5/22/12 5:43:08PM
I think it would be a spectacular fight...but I also think Nate would win it fairly handily.
cowcatcher
5/22/12 6:01:12PM
cowcatcher: "Sir_Karl needs to play this quoting game a little better!"
KungFuMaster
5/22/12 10:44:02PM
This is what I wanted and suggested in the first place. I feel Dana jumped the gun when he announced Diaz would be the number one contender if Diaz defeated Miller. This fight, if it was to happen, - would draw more views and bring better clarity to the LW division.

Most likely - the two will eventually meet but IMO it is the timing of the fight which makes it interesting....and right now, the timing seems perfect. Assuming they both get their title shots and fail, a fight between them will not be as anticipated as it is now.
BossHog
5/23/12 1:33:19AM
Would rather see Nate get his shot against the winner of Bendo-Frankie while Showtime dukes it out with Cowboy for the winner of that fight. Would give time for guys like Gray and Melvin G to work their way back into the title picture.
lohmann
5/23/12 3:11:54AM

Posted by Sir_Karl

I think it would be a spectacular fight...but I also think Nate would win it fairly handily.



I disagree.
jjeans
5/23/12 5:10:22AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by cowcatcher

Cowcatcher "I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz!"



BlueSkiesBurn: "I agree with Cowcatcher. I want to watch Showtime fight Nate Diaz! In fact, I want to see an epic trilogy!"



Pookie: "I want to watch one of them win the title first, and then rematch infinitely!"



Jjeans: "Hahahahaha"
bjj1605
5/25/12 3:15:19PM

Posted by prophecy033

I wish fighters took the Liddell approach and said "fuck this, I'm not waiting around...set up a fight".



Exactly the reference I was thinking of.

Liddell fighting Babalu was epic. It added tension to the fight (the fact that he was risking his title shot) and made the knockout that much sweeter.
whardin19
5/25/12 6:10:49PM
I would L-O-V-E to see this fight. Seeing as Pettis is one of my favorite fighters. I think it would be one heck of a fight. This would be a huge hit if it was a Main Event or Co-Main Event on a Fox card.
scrappydoo303
5/28/12 5:07:32PM
This sounds like a sick match up. Having fighters wait around for like 8 months and plus is not what the fans want but I understand they look for the bigger paydays. I say this is a war for the first round but I see nate start to break down pettis in the 2nd round. Pettis should follow the condit blue print on how to beat the diaz brothers which is throw a stike and run if he wants to win.
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