LAS VEGAS – Despite already beating him once, Clay Guida wants to run things back with Nate Diaz.

Guida (35-19 MMA, 15-13 UFC) handed Diaz his first octagon loss in 2009 when he edged him a split decision verdict at UFC 94. The pair have had some run-ins since then and Guida admitted he still wants to get his hands on the Stockton native.

“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I’ll never back down from this one, Nate Diaz has got it coming to him someday,” Guida told reporters Thursday in a virtual media day session. “I beat his ass once, I’ll beat his ass again. If he ever toes the line and they stop protecting him, you know my number, Nate, so don’t be scared, homie. You know where I’m at, buddy.”

Guida faces Diaz’s friend Bobby Green this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 11. They were originally scheduled to fight in June 2018, but the matchup fell through when Green withdrew from the card.

But tensions rose when Guida called Green a “coward” for not fighting him, referring to him as “Bobby Yellow.” Green fired back with some harsh responses, but despite the back-and-forth in the past, the fight isn’t personal for Guida.

“That’s one thing I’ve never been, personal with my opponents,” Guida said. “I don’t know him well enough to dislike him. I don’t dislike anybody, life is too short for that. I know it’s going to be a dogfight, I know Bobby is gonna come prepared, he’s gonna come ready because I know he wants this fight too and he’s a gamer. He wants to put on a show, he’s flashy, he’s a good striker, a good wrestler, a good athlete and it’s gonna be a great fight.”