Diego Nunes is a very credible source when it comes to discussing the upcoming UFC featherweight championship match between Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian at UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard lll.
That’s because Nunes (16-2) has fought Florian and he is a training partner of Aldo’s.
Nunes was expected to get back in the Octagon this month against Manvel Gamburyan, but both fighters have since pulled out of the planned match.
As for the upcoming title-fight, Nunes gave his insight to Tatame.com recently.
“It’ll be a war. I’m looking forward to seeing it,” Nunes said. “I want Aldo to win. I guess Kenny Florian is very experienced. I could feel, when I fought him, he’s a really experienced guy. He doesn’t get frightened, he knows what he’s doing.”
Nunes went three rounds with Florian earlier this year, dropping a decision to him in Canada. That loss snapped a three-fight win streak that had many talking about “The Gun” as a potential contender to Aldo.
An arm injury forced Nunes to follow Gamburyan out of the fight, but he is up for a bout with him later this year.
“Gamburyan is a guy I’d like to fight,” Nunes said. “It’s a good match up for me. He got injured and so did I…But I can fight anyone. Gamburyan said he’s fight until December, that he’d be OK by then, so I’m here. I want to fight him or any other guy.”
Nunes is also planning on training more in the United States, as he has offers to workout with both Vitor Belfort and Sergio Babu. He is undecided which camp he will head to as he prepares to rehab his injury.