Twenty-eight-year-old Nick Diaz (25-7) will make his return to the Octagon for the first time in nearly five years when he squares off with former two-division champ B.J. Penn (16-7) in the UFC 137 main event on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
There are few fighters in this sport that Diaz seems to really respect, but Penn is one of them. In the following interview Diaz says Penn his his favorite fighter, he respects the way he fights and feels they have a similar style. Diaz also says his game plan is always the same: to win the fight.