Diego Sanchez: The Nightmare Is Taking His Dreams to Twitter
"The Dream" (formerly "The Nightmare") is on a mission.
In an attempt to position himself for high-profile opponents in the UFC's Welterweight division, Diego Sanchez has taken his fight to social media.
Following his controversial, unanimous-decision win over Martin Kampmann at the UFC on Versus 3 event, Sanchez has been busy man. Using his Twitter account as his weapon, Sanchez has been on the offensive.
He has passively petitioned for a spot as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter.
“I would have to see my options. it's in gods hands!! I need to talk to Dana White soon, I want to coach TUF so bad; that's my roots,” he posted.
He has also been asking for fights with the likes of Jon Fitch, Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.
“Was kinda thinkin maybe @matthughes if I can't have @fitchfighter or @bjpenndotcom,” he added.
Diego seems to definitely be interested in Fitch as the fight he really wants.
“That would be my number one pick.. Our fight was a close spilt decision where he didn't put me in danger at all.”
In one Twitter post—which he sent to Rashad "Suga" Evans—Sanchez made the observation that the Jones-Evans situation was similar to the one he himself had when Georges "Rush/GSP" St. Pierre became part of Team Jackson.
Will Diego Sanchez's appeal to social media help his cause?
“Kinda like when GSP came on the team.. Suga it has been an honor to share the room with a champion like yourself,” he wrote.
"The Dream" is on a two-fight win streak, and has a 2-1 record since returning to the welterweight division. Following a failed attempt to gain the lightweight title from BJ Penn last year, Sanchez credits mending fences and returning to Greg Jackson’s gym with boosting his form.
Diego Sanchez had left Jackson's gym a few years ago when Jackson took UFC welterweight champion GSP under his wing.
Elliott Saltares is a sports pundit, fan and contributing writer for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on twitter @elliottsaltares
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