Lightweight contender Clay Guida will welcome the last man to hold the WEC Lightweight Title, Anthony Pettis, to the UFC this weekend at The Ultimate Fighter 13 finale which airs live on Spike TV.
Guida and Pettis will be the main event of the evening and this week Guida talked to ESPN's Franklin McNeil to discuss his thoughts on Pettis and how they match up:
“It's the fact that I've paid my dues in the UFC,” Guida (28-11-0) told ESPN.com. “It's my time. I'm going to make him pay [his UFC dues] June 4. It's not out of any rivalry or anything like that, but he's going to realize that it's time to step it up.”
Guida has a point, of course. The list of lightweights he has faced in the cage is impressive — Kenny Florian, Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz, Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi.
There are other recognizable names in Guida's book, but by now you get the point.
“He has fought some tough guys,” Guida said. “He has wins over Shane Roller and Ben Henderson — they are tough guys. But I've fought the best in the cage.
“Pettis is super tough. He's riding a wave of confidence, he's got the kick heard around the world and he's beaten some tough guys. But I know I've fought and lost to tougher guys than him, and I've beaten better guys than him.”