UFC 241 is right around the corner. The action goes down next week (Sat. August 17, 2019) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. However, the main event isn’t the fight that seems to be garnering all the hype.
Currently, the UFC heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic is the headliner. However, it’s the welterweight clash between Nate Diaz and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis that has the mixed martial arts (MMA) world buzzing. Pettis is coming off a knockout victory over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in his 170-pound debut, while Diaz is coming off a three-year layoff.
The personal beef between Diaz and Pettis seems to go back years. It will be interesting to see if there’s a verbal back-and-forth in a press conference before the event. However, no such event has been announced as of this writing. The stylistic matchup between these two is also very exciting.
Diaz is a great boxer with a dangerous ground game, being a black belt in Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Pettis is also a dangerous submission artist off his back, and is one of the most dynamic strikers the sport has ever seen, and can knock you at any time. This matchup has all the makings of a Fight Of The Year candidate.
What do you think about the matchup between Diaz and Pettis? Who are you picking?