In an interview with ESPN on Tuesday, Perry (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) was requested a couple of potential matchup towards Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC). Whereas Perry stated he respects what Diaz has carried out within the sport, he didn’t appear impressed with the previous UFC light-weight title challenger’s skillset.
“I believe he’s a thin, weak, little (expletive), like Mickey Gall,” Perry stated. “I respect what he’s carried out on this sport. He performs the guard sport, jiu-jitsu, and (expletive). He thinks he can field with (these) little weak-ass punches that he’s acquired – little salt and pepper punches. He doesn’t stand an opportunity to hit me exhausting sufficient.”
Analyzing a matchup towards Diaz, Perry stated he’d emulate an analogous gameplan to what Jorge Masvidal carried out at UFC 244 in November. Within the first (and to this point, solely) “BMF” title struggle in UFC historical past, Masvidal defeated Diaz by TKO as a result of cuts.
“I’d hit him on the ft (the) similar approach Jorge Masvidal did,” Perry stated. “I’d play his guard. I’d get half guard (and) sit on high of him. It’d look precisely the identical approach the Mickey Gall did, to be sincere with you. When you guys favored that struggle, then yeah, you’ll in all probability just like the Nate Diaz struggle, too as a result of he’s slightly extra sturdy. He’ll in all probability attempt to stand there and field again with me, however my energy punches (are) simply – I’d sit him down.”
Diaz hasn’t competed since UFC 244. Since August 2016, Diaz has been booked thrice however has solely competed twice. Fights towards Diaz are exhausting to return by.
A winner of three of his most up-to-date 4, Diaz has remained largely quiet since his loss to Masvidal, often chiming in to speak trash on Twitter.
Along with his UFC on ESPN 12 victory, Perry snapped a two-fight shedding skid. He’s 3-Three in his previous six fights relationship again to July 2018.
Take a look at Perry’s feedback on Nate Diaz within the video clip under (through Instagram):