Before his much-debated UFC Fight Night 42 win, Diego Sanchez made it known– he wants to fight Nate Diaz.
“That’s the fight I want. He’s a crybaby, he’s a complainer, he’s an ingrate, and I wanna give him a little piece of humble pie,” Sanchez said. “With the UFC’s schedule being so busy, you have to look forward.”
Sanchez said that he wanted to fight Diaz in Mexico City, Mexico this fall during UFC’s debut in the country.
Diego Sanchez emerged victorious over Ross Pearson, via split decision, although the call isn’t sitting well with many. Ross Pearson has since appealed the decision.
MMA Mania writer Michael Stets contacted Diaz’s somewhat controversial manager, Mike Kogan, for a comment.
“Diego isn’t important enough to warrant a response. He should count his lucky stars two retarded judges were watching Oprah reruns while he was fighting and then handed him a win,” Kogan said.
Nate Diaz has turned down a number of fights, including highly ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC eventually controversially removed Diaz from their media rankings due to inactivity, despite leaving fighters sidelined for a year on the rankings.
Nate’s brother Nick has also turned down numerous fights offered by the UFC, before showing up at UFC 171 saying he was prepared to fight, before eventually changing his mind again.