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

March 4, 2013

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?