Diego Sanchez Looking For Legend Fights, Wants To End Career Fighting Conor McGregor

SanchezDiego Sanchez is looking to end his career by facing fellow legends culminating in a fight with Conor McGregor. Sanchez has four fights remaining on his UFC deal and the first of them takes place this weekend at UFC 253 when he meets Australian welterweight Jake Matthews. And although he claims to not be looking […]

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Diego Sanchez is looking to end his career by facing fellow legends culminating in a fight with Conor McGregor.

Sanchez has four fights remaining on his UFC deal and the first of them takes place this weekend at UFC 253 when he meets Australian welterweight Jake Matthews.

And although he claims to not be looking past Matthews, Sanchez plans on finishing his UFC stint strong and facing some legends along the way.

“My goals in these last four fights in the UFC is to finish strong, to finish healthy,” Sanchez said to media recently (via Essentially Sports). “… I shoot for the moon man, I shoot for the moon in everything I do. I’m looking for legend fights…I’m not looking past Jake Matthews, but I’m looking for some legend fights.”

As for the legends he has in mind? They include the Diaz brothers, having notably defeated Nick when they fought back in 2005.

But the biggest name on Sanchez’s wishlsit is former two-weight champion McGregor.

“Nick Diaz is coming back. There’s some other names, Nate Diaz, there’s a lot of big fights that would be appealing for the fans,” Sanchez added. “I said I shoot for the moon, Conor McGregor is the number four fight. I envision myself dominating these next three fights and finishing my career with a fight with Conor McGregor.

“That’s my dream, that’s my vision. As I build my legacy and his does what his does, I’ll be waiting if he wants to do it at the end of the road.”

Sanchez and McGregor have gone back-and-forth in the past and most recently, the latter teased a fight with the former earlier this year. However, McGregor was more than likely joking around as a fight between the two seems highly unlikely.

Then again, don’t tell Sanchez that.

What do you make of Sanchez’s comments?

Daniel Cormier Prefers Jorge Masvidal Facing Colby Covington Over Nate Diaz Rematch

Covington MasvidalDaniel Cormier believes the storyline involved with Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington makes it a much more compelling fight than the former facing Nate Diaz. Covington returned to the win column this past weekend with a TKO victory over Tyron Woodley. Afterwards, “Chaos” called for fights with Kamaru Usman or Masvidal. Usman, however, is expected […]

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Daniel Cormier believes the storyline involved with Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington makes it a much more compelling fight than the former facing Nate Diaz.

Covington returned to the win column this past weekend with a TKO victory over Tyron Woodley. Afterwards, “Chaos” called for fights with Kamaru Usman or Masvidal.

Usman, however, is expected to defend his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns next while Masvidal is seemingly looking to fight Diaz in a lucrative rematch.

But for former UFC heavyweight champion Cormier, the fight to make is Masvidal vs. Covington — especially given the narrative surrounding the fight.

“Do Masvidal vs. Covington,” Cormier told Ariel Helwani. “Maybe Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards. I don’t know. If Diaz wants to fight, give him a fight.

“But if Diaz wants to fight, find him a fight. But I’m saying, you love the storylines. There’s no bigger story right now than Masvidal-Covington. … Yeah, I feel like it [Diaz was the biggest loser this past weekend] because I feel like you go Covington.”

Masvidal and Covington, of course, were former best friends, training partners and roommates until things turned sour between the pair last year. It would certainly be a highly-anticipated fight and is arguably the most interesting one to make in the welterweight division today.

The only question is if the UFC can make it happen and satisfy all parties.

Would you rather see Masvidal face Covington over Diaz?

Conor McGregor Fires Shot At ‘Juice Head’ Nate Diaz After USADA Test

Conor McGregorFormer dual-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is still in the USADA testing pool despite retiring earlier this year. The doping agency turned up at McGregor’s yacht earlier today and ‘Notorious’ submitted his sample despite being confused by their appearance. “What’s going on here @ufc? USADA have just arrived to my yacht this morning for testing? […]

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Former dual-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is still in the USADA testing pool despite retiring earlier this year. The doping agency turned up at McGregor’s yacht earlier today and ‘Notorious’ submitted his sample despite being confused by their appearance.

“What’s going on here @ufc? USADA have just arrived to my yacht this morning for testing? I’ve retired guys! But go on then, I’ll allow them test me,” McGregor wrote. “It’s all natural here baby! Forever and always, God Bless 180km across the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow! LET’S GO!!”

‘Notorious’ then followed this up with another tweet that took aim at Nate Diaz. The Irishman labeled his long-time rival a drug cheat in his very next post.

“Juice head rats @NateDiaz209,” McGregor wrote.

This is the second time in a week McGregor has fired shots at one or both Diaz brothers. On Tuesday Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke news that Nick Diaz is set to return to fighting in 2021. The veteran MMA reporter spoke with Diaz’s manager, Kevin Mubenga who confirmed his fighter was planning a comeback in 2021 and had successfully cut to somewhere between 175-165lbs. McGregor was quick to respond to the news and replied “line them up” when BT Sport posted a picture of the Diaz brothers to social media.

The former featherweight and lightweight champ hasn’t fought since earlier this year. McGregor wiped out Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246 back in January. He has since retired from the sport after becoming frustrated by the lack of fights available to him.

Diaz hasn’t fought since suffering a third round TKO defeat at the hands of Jorge Masvidal who claim the inaugural BMF title when the doctor stopped their UFC 244 main event due to a cut. The pair are expected to rematch early next year but it appears McGregor still has some interest in completing his trilogy with Diaz despite being retired from fighting.

Do you think Conor McGregor will return to fighting in 2021?

4 Reasons Why We Don’t Need to See a Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz Rematch

In November of 2019, in the main event of UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz collided for the promotion’s newly conceived BMF title—that stands for Baddest Mother******, for those of you living under rocks…

In November of 2019, in the main event of UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz collided for the promotion’s newly conceived BMF title—that stands for Baddest Mother******, for those of you living under rocks…

Khamzat Chimaev Wants Maia & The Diaz Brothers After Beating Meerschaert

Khamzat ChimaevKhamzat Chimaev is already planning his next three fights despite the fact he is currently booked to face Gerald Meerschaert at middleweight on the undercard of Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley in just 10 days’ time. Chimaev took to social media earlier today. The undefeated Russian claimed he respects his September 19 opponent but that […]

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Khamzat Chimaev is already planning his next three fights despite the fact he is currently booked to face Gerald Meerschaert at middleweight on the undercard of Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley in just 10 days’ time.

Chimaev took to social media earlier today. The undefeated Russian claimed he respects his September 19 opponent but that didn’t stop him calling for fights against Demian Maia and the Diaz brothers, he wrote.  

“Thanks for my opponent for taking this fight I respect him for that. InshAllah if I will defeat my next opponent Dana White please I can fight Maia , Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz back to back same night or every week . Easiest money welterweight division.”

A fight between Chimaev and Maia seems to have been booked for an upcoming ‘Fight Island’ card. Meerschaert has openly admitted he feels disrespected by the UFC and his opponent who are both clearly overlooking him.

“Yeah, I keep saying it every time someone asks me,” Meerschaert explained. “I find it disrespectful. I find it disrespectful that the promotion can just line this up and put it out there in public. And I think it’s disrespectful that (Khamzat) Chimaev is like completely ok with like, ‘Ok, just line this up, I’ll beat him, I don’t got to cut a lot of weight and then I’ll go fight somebody else.”

“So far in the UFC, you’ve fought a lightweight who came up to welterweight (McKee) and didn’t look great. And then you fought a middleweight (Phillips) who had a rough weight cut and really isn’t that dangerous on the ground. He’s only dangerous if you stand and bang with him. And now you’re gonna fight a middleweight who’s gonna be bigger, stronger, and my techniques going to be way better in the grappling department. So, to think that you start setting up fights afterwards against a guy who. by the way, I’m tied with for the most submissions in the middleweight division, if it’s not disrespectful then I don’t know what is.” 

Do you think Khamzat Chimaev is making a mistake by overlooking Gerald Meerschaert?

Conor McGregor Calls Out The Diaz Brothers: ‘Line Them Up’

Conor McGregorConor McGregor is the latest and most high-profile fighter to call for a bout with Nick Diaz who is due to return to fighting in 2021. The Irishman took to social media tonight where he took aim at both Diaz brothers in one post – check it out below. Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke news that […]

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Conor McGregor is the latest and most high-profile fighter to call for a bout with Nick Diaz who is due to return to fighting in 2021. The Irishman took to social media tonight where he took aim at both Diaz brothers in one post – check it out below.

Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke news that Nick Diaz is set to return to fighting in 2021. The veteran MMA reporter spoke with Diaz’s manager, Kevin Mubenga who confirmed his fighter was planning a comeback in 2021 and had successfully cut to somewhere between 175-165lbs.

Diaz has not fought since January 2015 when he lost a unanimous decision to Anderson Silva. The fight was eventually overturned to a No Contest after Silva failed a drug test for PEDs. Diaz also failed a post-fight drug test for marijuana and was subsequently suspended. The Stockton, California native is currently on a three-fight winless streak that stretches all the way back to 2012. Diaz lost to Georges St Pierre by unanimous decision at UFC 158. Before that he dropped another decision against ‘The Natural Born Killer’ Carlos Condit at UFC 143. Diaz last picked up a win back in 2011 when he beat lightweight legend BJ Penn over three rounds.

Since news of his return was announced Stephen Thompson, Darren Till and Leon Edwards have all put their names forward as potential opponents for the Stockton, California native’s first fight back.

McGregor is currently retired from the sport. He walked away from MMA after becoming disillusioned by the lack of fights on offer to him. ’Notorious’ last fought at UFC 246 back in January when he took out Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone inside one minute. McGregor was recently linked to a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao but UFC president Dana White confirmed his fighter will not compete in 2020.

Do you want to see Conor McGregor fight Nick Diaz?