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Thursday, 11/03/2011, 12:27 pm

Sanchez Wants TUF Coaching Gig Opposite Penn


“My thing right now is to coach that show, I know that a title shot for me is going to happen one day it will but I would love to coach that show right now. I would like it to be against BJ (Penn); he is back at welterweight, let’s go do it and have a rematch, I think it would be great. I have a lot I can show these guys and Jesus Christ has blessed me with an ability that needs to be shared.”

In a recent interview with our good friends over at FightHub.TV, Diego “The Dream” Sanchez, talks about his aspirations to coach an upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

Having fought and lost to BJ Penn in a lightweight title fight, Sanchez quickly escaped the lightweight ranks and ran back up to the 170 pound division where he built his name. The two men have since become friends and while a future matchup hardly makes sense at this point, it would seem as if Sanchez will at least give it his best efforts.

Would a Penn vs. Sanchez II end any differently than the first?


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42 Comments to Sanchez Wants TUF Coaching Gig Opposite Penn

  1. Jmad says:

    he would get destroyed again.

  2. BiggDon08 says:

    Nobody wants to see Diego coach. He’s a boring person and a mediocore fighter. BJ would destroy him…again.

  3. Digs says:

    Dam fool. Don’t you read BJPenn.com? BJ is retired.

    I doubt he would come out of retirement to fight someone he already stomped for 5 rounds.

    You couldn’t YES CARTWHEEL enough to make this shit happen.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      He is contemplating retirement. He should forget ww and move down to lw!

      • MMA Scholar says:

        agreed. Pick a weight – preferably the one that you belong in.

        • Mac says:

          I think the question is how bad does BJ want a belt? 170 isn’t the place where that’s gonna happen. We’ve seen him at 155 and its obvious he can go lower. Let’s be honest, at 155 he can keep up with anyone but usually doesn’t have a strength advantage. He should drop to 145. He’ll be quicker and finally have a strength advantage. He’s got the frame for the cut but it all comes down to how bad he wants it.

        • doc says:

          Nobody wants to see BJ at 145. 145 fights only good because they can swing as hard as they want and not get knocked out, lol.

          Keep BJ at light weight. So much competition there.

        • Mike McMack says:

          You’re right, how bad does he want it because BJ’s too lazy to do what it takes to move down to 145. Or a least thats what the BJ of the past and present has been like. He and Jose Aldo would be epic but I don’t know if BJ will move down that far. I hope I’m wrong and moves down that far because he would end up being the first 3 weight class champ in MMA and that would be awesome to see.

        • MMA Scholar says:

          Good point; yeah that’s be cool to see BJ rock 145. But like you said, it’s going to take a real commitment. BJ is now past the stage where he can just show up and kick-ass based on youth and raw talent. He’ still got it, but now he needs to work a lot harder to make sure it’s all there for him on fight night.

    • Fortyb4five says:

      BJ Penn – “I’ll be back”

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      How you gonna jump on dude’s back like that when it looks like you ain’t read the site, BJ backed off the retirement talk a couple days ago and said he’s gonna take some time off. “I want to thank all the fans for their love and support,” Penn said. “I have decided to take some time off to enjoy life, train and teach. I will keep you guys posted with what’s next.”

  4. xbabewithbitex says:

    Diego “The Dream” Sanchez is a Douche-Bag

  5. Yaleufc says:

    Wud b a good show to watch, two great fighters!

  6. Jay Unidos says:

    He smells blood. You don’t kick a man when he’s down…in the UFC. Seriously though, leave BJ alone, and let him enjoy his time off with his family.

    • FightClub (my dick) says:

      who’s this, BJ’s grandma? Let him play with his friends now…just leave BJ alone now you boys…you hear me?! BJ come inside and Granny will comb your…pubes.

  7. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    How about these coaches….
    Rashad vs Shogun or Lyoto (but their English is poor)
    Rich Franklin vs Tito
    Rampage vs Forrest
    Rampage vs Shogun
    RASHAD vs JONES (my favorite possibility)

    Pettis vs Cerrone
    Torres vs Cerrone
    Bendo vs Pettis

    Condit vs Ellenberger or Akiyama

  8. Brian says:

    I would love to see this happen so penn could smash sanchez again.

  9. jim says:

    Like Diego for one reason-heart. Can’t deny that he has heart. Yes he is corny, and weird. But he’s got the one thing you can’t teach, or coach. And that my friends is why he would be a horrible coach. Can you imagine–“Go and take all the punches you can…then he’ll realize he’s in there with a psycho, and then you fight…”

  10. sergio says:

    I think Bj would be a great coach but he needs his time out n rest i dnt and hope he doesn’t stay retired he is beast but he shuddering stay at lw we he is smaller and faster n where he doesn’t gas he can also move dwn a weight class if he desire . Bj dnt retires u got alot in the tank

  11. JAY says:

    bj vs diego was the best in shape ive seen BJ or maybe against florian. das what happens when he doesnt gas

  12. BJpennrules says:

    Diego and BJ on TUF is ridiculous.

    • Ly-er_Ly-er says:

      I agree, this TUF will be pointless to have them both coach! I mean if their last fight together was relatively close, sure why not! But heck no, BJ dominated from beginning to end! And the majority want to see BJ back at 155, thats where he reign supreme and I feel that he can have another good run for the title again!

  13. AnderSON Silva says:

    For sure mon’ than we can get to see Anderson smash bigmouth cheater, like real good. make nice win.

  14. Co Braaahhhhh Commanddduuurrrr says:

    Diego has heart, good cardio, and will move forward and swing. For that, i will be willing to pay $50.00 for the PPV.
    -But he isn’t on BJ’s level to be coaching

    now, Jon Jones and Silva coaching, DAMN!

  15. BobbO says:

    So basically what we have here is Diego Sanchez wanting to jump on BJ while he’s down. The foolish mortal Diego Sanchez seems to believe that because he beat Nick Diaz back in 2005 in a DECISION, that somehow something has changed, or as if weighing 170 this time, will protect his grinning face.

    Big mistake, because Penn has his number. It was one of the all time beatings in MMA history. With that being said, I do respect Diego as a fighter because he always brings it. I think Diaz would beat Sanchez today though. He was just 22, but now he’s a Man.

    I hope BJ get’s to coach the show against Sanchez, even though I want BJ to return to 155 and beat Frankie Edgar for the belt (which I believe he can do). I don’t obviously make the decisions though. I am sure this call out is gonna get answered. I would not be suprised if Penn has already phoned Dana White. ~BobbO

  16. Kyle K. says:

    I’m sick of all the negativity on here. This is BjPenn.com! I miss the old site where you had to be a member to comment on this shit! I think this would be a good fight for both guys. Good For BJ so he can let us know that he can still do good he just needs to be in the right frame of mind. You can tell how a Bj Penn fight is gonna go by how good of shape he is in when he walks down to the cage. This is good for Diego cuz that has to be the 1 of the 2 worst beating he has taken….why not avenge it….and these 2 would be awesome on TUF Diego talking like a crazy person and Bj making fun of him every step of the way.

  17. Zack says:

    Jon jones vs rashad would be the best
    Frankie vs bj
    Faber vs Cruz
    Aldo vs hominik
    Nogueria vs carwin

  18. Night-Wind says:

    BJ should get Marinovich brothers back!

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