Pettis’s Manager Abraham Kawa Says McGregor Is Next After Diaz
Anthony Pettis is set to face Nate Diaz at UFC 241. His manager is looking ahead to what a victory in this bout would mean for his next fight.
Pettis will be taking on a returning Diaz, in a welterweight bout. This is Diaz’s first fight since his pair of fights with Conor McGregor. A third fight between the two was discussed, but did not materialize. Due to this, if Pettis beats Diaz, his manager thinks a McGregor bout should be next.
“Showtime’s” manager, Abraham Kawa, spoke to MMAJunkie about his client’s upcoming fight. The conversation turned to the talk of McGregor fighting Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Kawa has a different fight in mind for the Irishman.
“I actually don’t want to see that fight right now. Maybe after a while, yes. But right now I think Conor vs. Anthony is the fight. I’m looking at it as (if) Anthony beats Nate, and I think Conor is next on the horizon.”
A bout between these two has been rumored in the past. However, Pettis has his hands full with Diaz, and Kawa is aware of this.
“We’ve seen Anthony vs. ‘Cowboy’, and now we’ll see Anthony vs. Nate. They genuinely don’t like each other. They genuinely don’t see eye to eye, and they’re two guys that are going to come forward and throw. The better man is going to win, and I think if Anthony does what he’s supposed to do, he will win.”
Kawa concluded by reiterating his desire to see that man be Pettis.
“I think next in line should be Conor. I don’t think there should be anyone else.”
A fight with Anthony Pettis and Conor McGregor would be fun to watch. For that to happen though, Pettis must get by Diaz.