“Man, everybody out there, straight up, I don’t like to hear this crap about Nick Diaz. I’m hearing this stuff on Sherdog, ‘Oh Diego Sanchez and Nick Diaz…gotta pick Nick Diaz, that was a long time ago and he’s gotten so much better.’ You know what man, we’ve all gotten better. Styles make fights! I’m still a guy that’s gonna take down Nick Diaz, I’m still a guy that’s gonna push the pace on Nick Diaz, I’m still the guy that’s tough enough to take Nick Diaz’s little pitter-patter punches. Styles make fights. Nick Diaz has this grappling that’s on point and so do I. We get back in there again, I’m going to kick his ass again.”
Many Moons ago Diego Sanchez beat Nick Diaz inside the Octagon. The loss on Nick’s record was the first of three straight defeats at the hands of UFC talent and these losses brought into question Nick’s ability to fight wrestlers effectively in a cage.
To date, Diaz has yet to return to action against a strong takedown artist so no one really knows how he would deal with it in this new day in MMA. Sanchez however, believes that even in this new day the same song will play if the two ever matched up again.
What do you think Penn Nation? Does Sanchez have the goods to take out one of Stockton’s finest for a second time or has Diaz surpassed him?
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