“Don’t be Scared Homie” – Clay Guida Challenges Nate Diaz

Published 06/18/2020, 11:31 PM EDT


Clay Guida is all set to enter the Octagon for the first time since August 2019. On that day, ‘The Carpenter’ went down via technical submission to Jim Miller. Now he faces Bobby Green at UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs Volkov. However, even before slugging it out with ‘The King’, he issued a challenge to an old foe in Nate Diaz.

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Bobby Green calls out Nate Diaz 

In the pre-fight media interaction, ‘The Carpenter’ issued a challenge to his UFC 94 opponent. He said,Some fights I’d love to have in the future, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and I’ll never back down from this one. Nate Diaz has got it coming to him someday.”

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The Lightweight fighter pulls up their clash from eleven years ago where he overcame ‘The Stockton Stomper’ via split decision. 

“I beat his a** once, I’ll beat his a** again. If he ever toes the line and they stop protecting him, you know my number, Nate. So, don’t be scared, homie. You know where we are at buddy.”

The duo has gone on largely different trajectories since that fight. ‘The Carpenter’ remained at Lightweight and even dropped to Featherweight for 7 fights across three years between 2013-2016.

He has won just 3 times since returning to 155 lbs division in 2017. The wins came over Erik Koch, Joe Lauzon, and B.J.Penn. Now against Bobby Green, he faces a fighter who will be looking to end a losing streak. 

Meanwhile, Diaz moved to Welterweight and minted money in two fights against Conor McGregor. En route, he handed the ‘Notorious’ his maiden UFC loss and propelled himself into the highest-earning UFC fighters list. 

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Diaz is yet to compete since going down to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in the symbolic BMF title fight. 

Both fighters are on the wrong side of their 30s and the fight should it go ahead will be interesting. ‘The Carpenter’ always makes it a point to call out ‘The Stockton Stomper’ having done so at UFC 237 too. 

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Will Nate Diaz respond? Or is he holding out for a few high 6-figure or 7-figure fights?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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