As far as Nate, there's been rumors that he's been begging Dana White and Joe Silva to get him somebody that he can stand up and bang with. I'm going to see if he's a man of his word," Guillard told MMAWeekly.com. "If he really wants to get in there, we can get us the Fight of the Night, or hopefully I get a Knockout of the Night if he really wants to get in there and stand up and bang."
"I'll stand up with anybody in the UFC. I honestly feel I am one of the best 155ers. I'm the strongest. Even looking back at a lot of the 55ers that fight, a lot of them land punches but they're not knocking anybody out. If you look back at the majority of my fights, I knock out 90% of anybody I hit if it stays on the feet," he added. "I'm not worried. I think more than anything he's coming into this fight worried about my punching power."
Guillard looks to build on his win against Gleison Tibau at the TUF 9 Finale, and Diaz looks to stop a two fight losing skid. Diaz has been frustrated by fighters with superior wrestling in his last two outings. While Guillard possesses good wrestling skills in his own right, he's much more willing to stand and trade strikes as evident in the quote above. Who's going to come out on top?