Nate Diaz faces Alvin Robinson this Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 12. He spoke with GracieFighter.com about the fight and a couple other topics, including Manny Gamburyan.
GF: What do you think about your opponent?
ND: I’m sure he’s tough. Everybody’s kinda tough these days and I’m not under estimating him. I’ve only seen a couple of his fights so we’ll see when I get in there.
GF: Manny Gamburyan has been looking to get a rematch with you, stating whenever he can that he only lost because of a shoulder injury. Any thoughts?
ND: You know up until now I’ve tried to be respectful about him since we were on the same team and everything but he’s making it hard for me to be that way. He must have forgotten how our training sessions went in the house. I can tell you I wasn’t the one getting tapped out and socked up the whole time but if he’s still holding a grudge and wants to fight me again than let him beat some guys and work his way back up. He’ll also need to get that operation so he can’t use that as an excuse again. If he can do that I’ll be happy to fight him again.
GF: After this fight what can we expect from you?
ND: I want to keep busy competing in tournaments or anything else to keep me busy. I hope the UFC starts giving me more fights. I see some guys fighting 5 times a year and I’d be happy to do that.
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