"I will come with the same excitement of always. I know it will be a difficult fight because he is young, strong, aggressive and fast, but I have experience on my side and I want to be the undisputed king of the 135lb division."
" Now I feel more mature. I don't fight for money because thank GOD, I invested intelligently."
"I'm not looking past Diaz, but it was always my dream to win the WBC belt, whoever is holding it would be next in line."
"I will win but don't ask me how. The next step would be the WBC title. It's my biggest dream and I will achieve it later this year."
"Diaz is a kamikaze in the ring. He doesn't have power but great volume of punches. I will not be in front of him too long or else he will run me over. The counter will be the key which is one of my strengths."