Diaz hasn’t made the walk to the Octagon in nearly three years, and while we might see some new tricks from Stockton’s finest, not much has really changed.
“I train hard, always. I just want to go in there and get the job done,” Diaz said. “Keep my head on my shoulders, teeth in my mouth and go home with the dub [win]. And that’s what I came for.”
Standing across the Octagon from Diaz will be Pettis, who recently knocked out Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in an incredible UFC welterweight debut. Diaz hopes that Pettis brings that type of intensity on Saturday and hopes he doesn’t participate in the type of point fighting style that Diaz disapproves of.