Nate Diaz comments on Gray Maynard fight: 'F--k that, I'm fighting Anthony Pettis'

Copyright: Martin McNeil

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva better ask somebody...

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 Finale?

Fuck that.

Diaz recently tweeted that can't be bothered with a "Bully" rubber match because he has bigger fish to fry. Namely, the biggest bass in the pond, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis.

There's just one teeny, tiny problem.

Diaz was KTFO in his last fight, thanks to a devastating second-round finish at the hands (and feet) of Josh Thomson. In addition, his loss to "The Punk" was his second straight, as the wily Stockton slugger was upended by Ben Henderson last December.

But hey, a man can dream, can't he?

Pettis reclaimed what was rightfully his by going two-up on the aforementioned Henderson. After a "Smooth" victory to close out World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), "Showtime" made it look easy in their championship rematch in the UFC 164 main event last month in Milwaukee.

And the line of contenders hasn't gotten any shorter.

That means T.J. Grant can expect first dibs, with guys like Thomson and Rafael Dos Anjos not far behind. How soon the 155-pound assembly line gets moving again all depends on how quickly Pettis can rebound from his latest knee injury, which could keep him sidelined for up to seven weeks.

More than enough time to renegotiate this fight.

In the meantime, Diaz and Maynard can settle their longstanding score (details) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 30, 2013. Assuming Diaz remembers to use his Twitter powers for good instead of evil.

Not likely.

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