Ben Askren Confident That His Teammate Anthony Pettis Wins Pretty ‘Easily’ Over Nate Diaz
Former One Championship and Bellator MMA champion Ben Askren and Anthony Pettis are teammates and trains together at Roufusport. Pettis recently made a transition to welterweight division where he recently scored a second-round knockout win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.
“Showtime” is currently slated to take on Nate Diaz at UFC 241 on August 17.
During a UFC 239 media scrum day, reporters asked ‘Funky’ who he thinks will win between Pettis and Nate Diaz. Askren, without any hesitation, says his training partner will win pretty easily.
“I think Anthony wins pretty easily. I think Anthony really is a diverse striker and we saw Nate struggles with leg kicks against Conor in their second fight and Anthony also you know. What Nate really relied on in the Conor fights was his gas tank, and Conor obviously has very very small gas tank too. So Anthony does have the same gas tank issues. So I Think Anthony continues to pick him apart for the whole 15 mins”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) July 5, 2019
Askren is scheduled to take on Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout at UFC 239 PPV event which takes place tonight from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Do you agree with Askren’s opinion that Anthony Pettis can pull an easy win over Nate Diaz?