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Showtime Pettis “I want to fight Nate Diaz!”

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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:

Post #1   5/22/12 12:50:34PM   

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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

Post #2   5/22/12 1:34:08PM   

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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.

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Post #3   5/22/12 2:04:18PM   

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I wouldn't want to fight him.

Post #4   5/22/12 2:37:45PM   

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nowbody should want to fight Nate right now....

Post #5   5/22/12 2:55:49PM   

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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.

Post #6   5/22/12 2:57:20PM   

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

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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.

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

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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!"

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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.

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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!"

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


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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!"



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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


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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!"



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

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