Diego Sanchez is the FIRST winner of TUF competition!

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  1. Ogata Silver Belt

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    I cant believe that this dude has been around for that long! He is the very first winner. He beat Kenny Florian to be the first champion and then we had the forrest/bonnar fight.

    Imagine how many fighters who have won TUF after him have come and go and yet Diego who was the first fighter to win TUF is still here!

    I hope he gets taken care of by UFC like Chuck and Hughes.
     
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    He made a lot of Fight NIghts awesome. Truly the first king of cable-level mma.
     
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    The Karo fight is still one of my all time fave fights.

    And the Diego Van Helsing is my fave walkout evah.
     
  4. frye666 Banned Banned

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    I might rewatch the first season sometime. I can barely remember it. Didn't they do weird competitions instead of train? I remember they had to race something up the stairs.
     
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    Diego-Karo is still one of my all time fave fights.

    And the Diego Van Helsing is my fave walkout evah.
     
  7. Agent Mulder's Hair Banned Banned

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    I remember them carrying logs around or some such nonsense.

    I have fond memories of that first season. I'd been telling friends for a couple years how awesome mma was and how it was the sport of the future. Nobody cared. And The Contender was on tv a little before TUF 1, iirc. And I wanted to like The Contender but it just sucked. Then TUF came on and was 10x better. Then a bunch of us watched Forrest/Bonner live. People were screaming at the tv and jumping around and shit. lol it was great and I still remember it so clearly. Then the next week I ordered UFC 52 on ppv and had a ton of people over and everybody there become instant hardcore mma fans. Good times man. Wish it was still like that. But it ain't. :(
     
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  8. mxer31 Purple Belt

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    you just figure that out?
     
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    Diego is a true O.G hespect this man.
     
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    Really is crazy that Diego is still fighting especially with his style biggest heart in MMA
     
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    I used to not be able to stand him when he first came out. Over the years he has won me over with his lunacy, Diego was always my friend.
    <RomeroSalute>
     
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    Super nice guy too. Helps my kids al the time.
     
  13. snackgod Gold Belt

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    he only still in the ufc cause of the tuf 1 rule.
     
  14. WeedLordBonerHitler Lord of Trap Banned

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    I rewatched it not too long ago. Very entertaining season especially with Chris Leben.

    My favorite Diego fight is Sanchez vs Guida, first one I saw of Diego's and was like wholly fuck!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Diego is a legend...like someone said the king of spike days mma on cable
     
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    The first event / fight I ever watched as it happened was diego sanchez picking somebody up and running across the cage before slamming him, on the Lesnar/Velasquez card. I was hooked.
     
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    I remember watching Diego vs Nick Diaz live. I was so sure Diaz would destroy him. I liked Diego but didn't think he had anything for Diaz. Had to admit, Diego won that. And the entire fight was super entertaining ground scrambles and sub attempts/sub reversals, etc. Great fight.
     
  18. GordoBarraBJJ Steel Belt

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    The UFC under WME does not do that - he'll get a HOF and small plaque of some sort and a kick out the door.
     
  19. loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    Why is it unbelievable? We still have a couple of UFC fighters who started their careers - and most actually peaked- in Pride.
     
  20. See O Banned Banned

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    Yeah, we already know, noob.
     

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