Diego Sanchez, a former No. 1 contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, will return to action in August at UFC 164.

Sanchez defeated Takanori Gomi earlier this year in Japan, improving to 13-5 in the UFC and 24-5 in his MMA career.

“I did like I always do and said, ‘Look, you’re the man Joe (Silva). You’re the one who makes all these big matchups. There are plenty of good fights out there,'” Sanchez said, during a recent appearance on MMAjunkie.com Radio.

The 31-year-old has gone 3-1 in his last four fights, with the lone loss coming via decision to Jake Ellenberger. He fought BJ Penn for the UFC lightweight crown in 2009.

There are plenty of names at 155 for Sanchez, but one match I would mind seeing booked would be “The Dream” vs. Nate Diaz. Sanchez had plenty to say previously about the Diaz brothers, and you just know that would be an awesome scrap.