Diego Sanchez may have awoken from his confessed nightmare, but there are still plenty of ghosts for him to bust before a title shot is more than just a dream.
Following his victory by unanimous decision over Martin Kampmann in UFC Live: Sanchez vs Kampmann, Sanchez is set to face UFC Hall of Famer and former two-time welterweight champion, Matt Hughes, in September at UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado.
Diego consistently proves himself to be one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the UFC, having won several ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses in the past three years and one ‘Fight of the Year’ bonus in 2006 for his victory by unanimous decision over Karo Parisyan.
Provided Sanchez defeats Hughes—who lost 21 seconds into the first round to B.J. Penn in November 2010 after being knocked out for the second time ever—however, there are three fighters ahead of Sanchez in the division that should automatically be on his hit list during his journey for a title shot.