The scrappy Canadian broke down his gameplan to Bleacher Report:

"It's a competition, there's a ton of strategy involved, but at the same time, I'm not taking the coward's way out. I'm trying to beat a man up with my skills overall. I'm not trying to hold a guy up against the fence and grind them down. I'm trying to fight and be violent and I think (Pettis) is the same way. I think it's an exciting fight and we'd put on a good one."