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Deigo Sanchez: Stayin’ Positive

(Props: Juggo)

It’s anybody’s guess what the spirits in Diego’s head were saying to him, but he obviously agreed 100%.

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OuchieBobo- February 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm
My favorite was Kos VS Diego. Diego came out all doing the ancient tribal praying with hands together all staring like he was the baddest man on Earth. Then Kos schooled his ass, and Diego couldnt do anything. Kos was like...ok .....I thought you were going to kick my ass?...... well..... thought Diego was gonna cry. After that fight, all his implied intimidation dissolved like salt on a slug.
KTFO- February 24, 2009 at 12:21 am
I believe the little voice in his head kept asking if he remebered to turn the stove off. As a side note I thought the alka-seltzer foam was a nice touch.
Ozone- February 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm
haha diego's entrance was awesome...i think dora now wants nothing to do with his crazy ass tho
greenseed- February 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm
how about sanchez vs neer

that should be action packed
Anonymous- February 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm
This guy is a fucking retard! Yes! Yes! Yes! Get fucked.
Al Swearengen- February 23, 2009 at 11:25 am
@ Imbecile

I agree with you, look at the guys in Jackson's all are looking like complete freaks now and are becoming very hard to contend with. (GSP, Marquardt) Diego made a huge mistake leaving and I have to laugh at your comment on how his mother named him. It seems that is the same reassurance he needs from his training camp. "Don't worry Diego, you will start with conquering the UFC, next the world!"
matthew Dittus- February 23, 2009 at 11:16 am
the big dudes in the black shirts walking with him looked fuckin terrified
brandon- February 23, 2009 at 11:03 am
Word. Both of you.
armfarmer- February 23, 2009 at 10:16 am
Point taken. I don't disagree with that assessment. I was just saying I think he's got pretty solid wrestilng, ground control, gnp, and submissions and his striking has come a long way. Deffinitley agree though that he is not on the level of the elite in either division, which I already said in an earlier comment. Deffinitley top 10 in both divisions, but he won't be able to hang with the elite in either.
Imbecile- February 23, 2009 at 10:04 am
@ armfarmer

Maybe a little harsh, but my criticisms were meant to compare him to other, real champions - the best of the LW and WW divisions - not compare him to the lower-ranked guys that are just brought in to pad the real stand-outs' records (or knock them out, as happened with Kos). I stand by those criticisms of Diego's game when compared to the best couple guys in the division he has fought.

Diego certainly was a high school state wrestling champion... for New Mexico. Now, not to knock the great state of New Mexico, but that isn't the peak of athletic competition, and it pales in comparison with the wrestling accomplishments most guys in the UFC that come from a wrestling background. Diego's wrestling is only good enough to be a threat to the foreign fighters that don't have any wrestling background. He never wrestled against any decent D1, D2, or D3 NCAA guys, so I don't really take his high school accomplishment as anything special. And I'm not just talking about an NCAA champion like Koscheck. Even Chuck Liddell is a more accomplished wrestler than Diego. All the high school championship shows is that he has some natural talent and athleticism. Problem is, that is about all he has.

That is what I was trying to point out. He is a reasonably talented athlete, who seems to have a very good work ethic. Except he isn't the amazing super-star athlete, like GSP or even Kos. So he can't rely on pure athleticism, because the top tier of this sport is dominated by guys of equal or better athleticism to him. And he can rely on his work ethic to only take him so far. It has brought him to this level, but his over-inflated ego won't allow him to actually progress to the level of the top two or three guys in a weight class. They all have equal athleticism, and equal work ethic to Diego. The difference is, they aren't as dumb as him. They train with the right people, because they know good training is better than having your gym revolve entirely around you. They are smart enough to learn new techniques, and be able to put them together in a fight. He is too dumb and to egocentric to improve past the point where he is at, and he can think destiny will carry him to become a legend all he wants, but that is only pathetic delusion.
The Irish Car Bomb- February 23, 2009 at 10:03 am
He defiantly just got laid before that entrance
Don- February 23, 2009 at 9:50 am
I think his name is spelled DIEGO and not DEIGO
MrFeexit- February 23, 2009 at 9:31 am
Don't get me wrong. I don't hate the guy...he has mad skills and is always evolving his game....or creating his game for you bible belt people. He is always very polite in interviews and is really a very likable guy. I look forward to his next fight. AND I look forward to how he will creep me out BEFORE his next fight.
Angry Monkey- February 23, 2009 at 9:26 am

armfarmer- February 23, 2009 at 9:20 am
Imbecile, I think you're being a little harsh. I don't think he's going to be champion but I think your underestimating most aspects of his game. Also, I could be wrong but wans't Diego a high school state champ wrestler? I'd call that a "real wrestling background".
armfarmer- February 23, 2009 at 9:15 am
I'd like to see Diego fight Danzig next. Wouldn't really put him in title contention if he won but I just want to see it.
Imbecile- February 23, 2009 at 9:14 am
@ Babalu - "Diego is definitely a smart guy..."

Are you serious? Diego has to be one of the dumbest fighters I have ever heard speak. Just because he likes to do a lot of strange and exotic shit doesn't make him intelligent or sophisticated. He is the product of the idiot post-60's parenting that teach their children that they are so special that the world really does revolve around them. Did you hear his stupid Mom on the Countdown show? She named Diego after a conquistador, because he was meant to conquer the world. What kind of jackasses talk like this? Probably the same type that foam at the mouth as they yell, 'YESSS!!!!," again and again while walking to the cage.

Diego couldn't handle that he was no longer the sole center of attention at Greg Jackson's gym, so he left to be some place where they would only focus on him. He is nothing more than a talented fighter, who will never be a champion because he is too self-centered and stupid to improve. His wrestling sucks compared to anyone with a real wrestling background. His boxing is slightly below average. His BJJ is average, at best. His cardio is top-notch. His confidence is is really high because he is too stupid to know differently, which benefits him. His understanding of the technical aspects of the game is pretty pathetic. He will never rise above the level he is at now unless he wipes the spittle off his lips and learns that he isn't destined for shit. He needs to earn it, and work with people that can really take him to the next level. Unfortunately, he is just too dumb to understand that.
armfarmer- February 23, 2009 at 9:12 am
Diego is skilled, he's a great fighter I don't think anyones arguing that. He's just wierd plus I just don't think he's going to make waves in the lw division anymore than he did at ww. I think he'll be about the same, beating any average fighter but losing to the elite of the weight class. Kenny, BJ, Sherk, Guida, Griffin.. all those guys would give Diego a really hard time. I don't think the drop in weight is going to do a whole lot for him because it didn't look like he retained a lot of the strength he had.
Soy de Burque- February 23, 2009 at 9:12 am
That shits hilarious. He's a great fighter but way over the top with his "get pumped up" routine. Whatever... whatever works.

He does try a little too hard to seem more "articulated" than he really is.

Being from albuquerque, his talking reminds me of the great Johnny Tapia.

For those that don't know, Albuquerque produces men that can throw down... Puro Burque!
ruckus- February 23, 2009 at 9:04 am
Funny how before he fights everyone has something to say about how the weight cut will affect him, but after he wins it's all about how he didn't do it well enough.

Fact: Diego Sanchez was/is one of the most dangerous WW fighters in the world.

Personally I was impressed by his first appearance at that weight class.

Plus, if you want to rag on someone for being dramatic... talk to Stevenson. If you're losing a fight you really shouldn't be trying to pump up the crowd; just do your job.
Mescan-Judontknowif- February 23, 2009 at 8:55 am
CanadianProduce- February 23, 2009 at 8:18 am
@ Jay Smith

Agree but consider the fact that he only UD'd a 1 dimensional fighter who was just previously mauled by the two top LW's

T Dot- February 23, 2009 at 7:48 am
i think they call it a 'drama queen'
Cornerman- February 23, 2009 at 7:36 am
Diego needs to act like he's been there before. Next fight for Diego must be The Carpenter, Clay Guida.
Anonymous- February 23, 2009 at 7:35 am
Diego was crakin me up with that! He is intense, and a good fighter, but WAY too dramatic....not just with the "Yes" thing, but even during introductions.....I like Joe Daddy, but he didn't bring his A game for sure....but Diego needs to chill with the dramatics