Talking to Ariel Helwani on Monday, Iaquinta said a fight between the two former title challengers is one that makes sense.
“He doesn’t have a fight coming up, that’s the fight,” Iaquinta said. “The UFC just has to call him. I called Hunter [Campbell], I texted Sean Shelby, I said ‘that’s the fight’ and I’m pretty sure… maybe they didn’t offer it to him, but if they did, he turned it down. Either way, the offer’s extended now and that’s it. I think it’s a good fight.” (Transcription via BJ Penn.com)
“He thinks his stock is a lot higher than it is. He would’ve gotten choked unconscious [against Khabib] but he tapped before the deed could be done,” Iaquinta said. “I think that’s the fight that needs to be made.
“He thinks he’s the no.1 contender but he’s really not. I fought Khabib on a minute’s notice. He said he wants an exciting fight, he’s gonna get an exiting fight. I’m gonna f—k him up.”