Clay Guida wants to run things back with Nate Diaz next.

Guida made headlines last night at UFC Vegas 44 after he bounced back from adversity to submit Leonardo Santos in the second round of their lightweight matchup.

It earned “The Carpenter” a performance bonus as well as praise from many within the combat sports world.

Although he is at a stage where he just wants to keep competing and winning as much as possible, Guida had an interesting name for whom he’d like to face next.

“We just want to stay on the gas pedal,” Guida said at the post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “Stay active and there’s still one dude out there with our name on him. I beat him once. I’ll give him another chance.

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“Nate Diaz, I know you’re out there. You can’t run. You can’t hide. I know you’re going to turn the fight down and probably won’t even know that we want to fight you, but if you ever want to do it again, buddy, I’ll give you a shot at it. Let me know.”

Clay Guida Will Fight Anybody

It may surprise some newer fans to know that Guida already beat Diaz.

Guida came out on top with a split decision victory when they competed all the way back in 2009. However, Diaz has become a mainstream star since and in reality, is unlikely to face Guida anytime soon.

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Guida acknowledges this which is why he is willing to fight anyone.

“We’ll fight anybody,” Guida said. [The UFC] know that. I’m not sure what [Chris] Gruetzemacher did tonight? He lost? I was going to see if they wanted to do a matchup of the ugliest guys in the UFC, the two ugliest cavemen. If he wants to do that, we can do that. I don’t know how they are pairing up a guy that got his hand raised against a guy that didn’t but I think it’s good timing.

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“I’ve always liked that fight. He’s fun to watch. He looks like me. He’s got a little bit more hair than I do. Maybe we can get that one in the books in the future or the guy that he fought [Claudio Puelles]. I’m up for whoever.”

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