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UFC 241: Watch Nate Diaz & Anthony Pettis Discuss Their Rivalry Ahead of Must-See Fight

Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis are finally going to fight next Saturday night at UFC 241, after years of trading verbal shots.

Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis never ended up fighting when the latter was ruling the UFC’s lightweight division, but now, here in 2019, finally the two are going to throw down.

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Years of build-up

Back when Pettis was holding the 155 title, there was extensive buzz about “Showtime” fighting Diaz. The latter repeatedly fired verbal jabs at the champ, before and after Pettis submitted Diaz’s friend, Gilbert Melendez in December, 2014. But, Diaz ended up losing to Rafael dos Anjos shortly after Pettis beat Melendez, and their paths diverged from there.

The two discuss their issues

Well, finally, next weekend at UFC 241, Diaz and Petis are going to battle. Recently the UFC released the video below, which features both men discussing their issues and the build-up to the highly anticipated bout. Diaz will be fighting for the first time since 2016, when he lost his rematch to Conor McGregor. Pettis, meanwhile, is coming off a jaw-dropping knockout of Stephen Thompson this past March.

Here is the complete line-up for UFC 241 (line-up via MMA Mania). You can check out another trailer for Diaz  – Pettis here.

UFC 241
265 lbs.: UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis
185 lbs.: Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
155 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Devonte Smith
145 lbs.: Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
115 lbs.: Poliana Botelho vs. Maryna Moroz
125 lbs.: Shana Dobson vs. Sabina Mazo
155 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Devonte Smith
135 lbs.: Brandon Davis vs. Kyung Ho Kang
135 lbs.: Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney

*Fight card subject to change.

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