twitter google

Diego Sanchez: Give Me Nate Diaz, I Want Wins Over Both Brothers

Diego Sanchez, a former contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, returned to 155 pounds Saturday night and scored a razor-close decision over Takanori Gomi at UFC on FUEL TV 8.

Following the win, Sanchez – who missed weight and blamed a lack of distilled water in Japan for the issue – called for a match with Nate Diaz next.

“I want to be the first one to say I beat both of the Diaz brothers,” said Sanchez, during the post-fight show on FUEL TV. “I got the big brother (Nick), I want the little one next.”

Sanchez (24-5) defeated Nick back in 2005 via decision. Nate is currently set to face Josh Thomson next month, but the two could align after that, assuming it is in the UFC’s plans.

“The Dream” wasn’t able to execute his typical ground-and-pound style vs. Gomi, and you would have to think he might not fare any better against Diaz.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 188: Pitbull vs. Weichel 2

Event Date: November 16, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura

Event Date: November 19, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum

Event Date: November 25, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale

Event Date: December 1, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2

Event Date: December 2, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 189: Carvalho vs. Sakara

Event Date: December 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD