Diego: I want to be the first to beat both Diaz brothers


Diego Sanchez beat Takanori Gomi at UFC on FUEL 8 in Japan, via a spilt decision (see below). The judge's call raised some eyebrows, including those of UFC president Dana White who tweeted “How the f--- did Diego win that fight!? Crazy s---”.

In his defense, Sanchez was coming off a year long layoff due to injury, dropped to welterweight, was fighting on the other side of the planet from home, and, was fighting Takanori Gomi.

Sanchez with Fuel TV after the bout’s conclusion.

“I feel fortunate to be off the injury list and back in the Octagon doing what I love,” said Sanchez. “I don’t think this victory was given to me, I think I earned it.”

When asked who he wanted next, Sanchez was direct.

Nate Diaz,” he said. “I want to be the first one to say I beat both the Diaz brothers. I got the big brother, I want the little one next.”

What do you think UG? Do you want to see Diego vs. Diaz? And who do you think would win?


tags: UFC on FUEL 8   Diego Sanchez (detail)  Nick Diaz (detail)  Nate Diaz (detail)  video   


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RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

3/5/13 1:05 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

Why?  Both are 3-3 in their last 6, neither are close to a title shot, and it would be a very exciting fight.

Enemies site profile image  

3/5/13 6:37 AM by Enemies

Don't want to be mean but I doubt he could beat either of the Diaz brothers anymore.

Mix6APlix site profile image  

3/4/13 11:08 PM by Mix6APlix

LOL @ the huggers saying Nick would beat him now. He may very well as Nick (and Nate) are tough as hell, but Nick and Diego fight in different weight classes. Nick isn't being called out, Nate is. Don't be scared, homie.

Frank Gallagher site profile image  

3/4/13 10:51 PM by Frank Gallagher

Im honestly floored that anyone thinks Joe Silva or Dana White would give Sanchez this fight.

Barbalos site profile image  

3/4/13 10:50 PM by Barbalos

go back to lurking. Whose career has either Diaz ever ended? Fuck this.

orcus site profile image  

3/4/13 10:48 PM by orcus

Yeah, somehow Diego has gotten worse at every aspect of fighting over the years. 

knuckleballs site profile image  

3/4/13 10:46 PM by knuckleballs

If Koji Oshi would have mastered his magical technique against Nick, he would have this title.

56sav site profile image  

3/4/13 9:46 PM by 56sav

Diego should have to fight Gomi again, and actually beat him this time.

splinter site profile image  

3/4/13 9:28 PM by splinter

Is he gonna bury those cock-a-roaches?

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

3/4/13 9:25 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

You have gone completely out of your mind.