UFC 237’s preliminary card opened up with a lightweight fight between Clay Guida and former UFC champion B.J. Penn. It was “The Carpenter” who picked up a unanimous decision win, dealing “The Prodigy” his seventh consecutive loss.
Guida entered the post-fight scrum with bandages on his face, ecstatic with the win. When asked whom he intends to face next, the UFC veteran immediately had a name in mind.
”There’s someone that still owes me some money from some hospital bills, and he knows who he is,” Guida responded. “I meant to say it in the post-fight interview.
“I’m still getting bills when Nate Diaz did this little thing (pointing to his left upper lip) from behind when I wasn’t paying attention. So Nate, it’s been ten years, man since I whooped your ass. You’ve had a long time to lick those wounds, man. I know that money’s running out. Do you want to built some stacks? Let’s do it, buddy.
”It was a fun fight back then, let’s do the ten-year reunion, man,” he continued. “No harm, no foul, let’s put one on for the sport, dude.”
Guida, however, was met with some disappointing news when one of the reporters announced the verbal agreement between Diaz and Anthony Pettis for a welterweight tiff at UFC 241.
”Geez, I sound stupid now,” Guida said upon finding out. “Alright. Well, hey, that’s gonna be a great fight. We got our hand raised against both of those guys and that’s gonna be a scrap.
“Geez, what the heck are the odds of that? Good for both of them. I guess (Nate’s) fighting again.”
Diaz vs. Pettis is planned to co-headline the event, which takes place on August 17th in Anaheim. It will be headlined by a heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.