Pettis recently confirmed he’ll be out until mid-2014 if not a little longer based on a recent injury. When he returns to the ring, it appears he isn’t interested in facing any of the sport’s top contenders but instead wants to duke it out with Diaz after the Stockton scrapper spewed some smack about Pettis’ ability. However, I don’t see that match-up materializing for a few reasons. First, Diaz has been very clear about wanting to compete as a welterweight, stating he doesn’t get paid enough to continually cut down to 155 pounds. Secondly, Diaz snapped a two-fight skid by beating Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale and wasn’t competitive in either defeat. He’ll need to win at least two more tilts before leapfrogging more-deserving contenders and, considering how deep the lightweight division is, doing so will be much easier said than done. (PHOTO CREDIT: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from an update on Georges St-Pierre’s future to some freshly-minted match-ups to the untimely death of Shane Del Rosario.
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