Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis are about to go toe-to-toe against each other in a welterweight bout at UFC 241 on Aug. 17.
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping talked about the fight match up during a recent edition of his “Believe You Me” podcast and said the deciding factor in the bout could be Diaz’s long absence from the sport.
Here’s what Michael Bisping said :
“I think this is a dangerous fight for Nate Diaz, especially coming back,” Bisping said. “He hasn’t fought since Conor McGregor, right? 2016, that’s three years ago. That’s a long time. Now, he’s a pentathlete or whatever he is. Triathlons and all that type of stuff. That’s all well and good, but that doesn’t mean just because someone runs around a f—ing track and swims a bunch they can go in there and fight. Now of course he has the mentality but still, and I say this with respect because I respect both Diaz brothers and what they’ve accomplished in this sport, time away from the sport can change things. And three years is a lot of f—ing time and Pettis has still been in there the whole time.”
What do you think? Who would prevail in this highly anticipated fight?