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Diego Sanchez-Takanori Gomi Could Be In The Works For Japan, UFC On Fuel TV 8

A potential match between Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi could be in the works for the UFC’s return to Japan in March.

Sanchez sent out a message via Twitter that he was just waiting on Joe Silva and Gomi to see if the match would be made official.

If it does, the two would square off at UFC on Fuel TV 8 on March 2 from Saitama, Japan. The card airs March 3 in Japan.

“Might have a fight lined up for march 2nd,” Sanchez wrote. “Just waiting on the man Joe Silva to see if Mr. Fireball kid takes it?”

Gomi (34-8) goes by “The Fireball Kid,” and has posted a 3-3 UFC record. He topped Mac Danzig earlier this year.

Sanchez (23-5) is looking to return from shoulder surgery. He also made it known that he’d be willing to face Nick Diaz after Diaz made some disparaging remarks about Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit recently.

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Broadcast: Pay-per-view

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UFC Fight Night 60: Thatch vs. TBA

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