One of the more surprising comments coming from UFC 79 occurred in a post-fight interview with Ultimate Fighter Season 5 runner-up Manny Gamburyan:
I would rather fight Nate Diaz than fight for the belt,” said Gamburyan.
Now clearly Gamburyan is not near a title shot, but to say that he would rather fight Diaz than the champion (whoever it may turn out to be)? That rings a bit strange. Shouldn’t the goal of all the fighters be to win the championship?
Nonetheless, I’d have to think a rematch with Diaz is inevitable. Hopefully, they’ll schedule it for an UFC Fight Night in the not-so-distant future.