In one of the least likely callouts in recent memory, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Clay Guida is taking aim at pay-per-view (PPV) king Nate Diaz. It comes as a bit of a surprise considering “Carpenter” and Diaz fought nine years ago at UFC 94, with Diaz winning a Fight of the Night throwdown via split decision.
Still, Guida is hot for a rematch and is doing everything in his power to grab Diaz’s attention. In a recent Instagram post (shown above), Guida verbally slayed Diaz, put him on blast for his love for marijuana, and insisted that he would do serious damage in a potential reboot.
“Yo, what’s up 209 bitch?” said Guida. “Yeah, I’m talking about you Nate Diaz. We scrapped it out about nine years ago, but maybe it was a fluke. So, what do you say we do it one more time for the fans? And when you sign on that dotted line, before you get into the cage, make sure you get real, real high this time. So when I spike you on your head and put you in a full nelson like last time, you won’t feel a thing. See you in Chicago, homie.”
Of course, Guida is referencing UFC 225 set to take place on June 7 live on PPV from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
While UFC is unlikely to burn Diaz’s return card on a rematch with Guida, it’s nice to see “Carpenter” vocalizing his desire to welcome back one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Guida has captured back-to-back wins inside of the Octagon for the first time since 2011 and is currently on a roll at 155 pounds.
Even at the age of 36 and over 11 years deep into his UFC career, Guida is still evolving as a new member of Team Alpha Male. His recent adjustments have led to a more exciting and consistent version of himself, but one that isn’t likely to draw Diaz out of hiding and away from a potential trilogy fight with Conor McGregor.