UFC 241 this weekend at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, will feature a probable people’s main event as fan favorite Nate Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) will make his much anticipated return after three years to take former lightweight champ Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis (22-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) at welterweight.
Diaz, known for trash talk, game attitude and backing it up with outstanding performancestm, makes him an instant fan favorite. However his attitude has often been a factor that would set him back, leading to altercations with other fighters and misunderstandings with President Dana White. That being said, there’s one man he admires the most. Diaz’s brother, fellow fighter and former middleweight title challenger Nick Diaz. (via YouTube):
“My brother is responsible for anything I’ve ever done,” Diaz shared. “It’s crazy what’s he has done and how he did everything. I was just a kid sitting at the house watching him do it. I was like, ‘since I don’t have much going on for me I’ll follow the road.’ This whole impact is from him… He is 100 percent the main reason I’m here.”