Nate Diaz's Manager Deems Diego Sanchez Not Important Enough for a Response

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Nate Diaz's Manager Deems Diego Sanchez Not Important Enough for a Response
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Diego Sanchez is moving on from his controversial decision win with his eyes set on his next opponent.

Sanchez called out former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz following his win and said he'd like to have the fight in Mexico. Although Diaz hasn't responded yet, his outspoken manager Mike Kogan did have some words for Sanchez via text message to MMAMania.com.

"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."

Sanchez set the Internet ablaze after winning at UFC Fight Night 42. After Ross Pearson thoroughly controlled the majority of the action, Sanchez was gifted the decision win.

Analysts and fans like to use the word "robbery" very liberally in this sport, but there was no denying this was nothing short of a robbery.

Just check the FightMetric numbers to clear any confusion about who actually won that fight.

Sanchez is just 2-3 in his last five fights, with both of those wins coming by way of split decision. He was also smoked in his losses to Gilbert Melendez and Myles Jury as well.

Diaz isn't on any spectacular roll either, but he did look impressive in stopping Gray Maynard in devastating fashion in November.

Sanchez's decline in athleticism combined with his lack of evolution in skills have become easily visible, but that hasn't stopped the UFC from putting him in high-profile fights. There is some history behind the Sanchez call-out; Sanchez previously defeated Diaz's older brother, Nick, back in 2005.

Diaz had previously said he's open to "fighting anywhere," but that apparently doesn't include Sanchez as a viable option.

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