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    Star Will MMA Fighters Start Setting Up Their Own Fights Via Twitter?

    Watch out Joe Silva?Twitter could make your job obsolete.

    Diego Sanchez, who is coming off his devastating loss to B.J. Penn, recently reached out to Nate Diaz via Twitter with the following tweet:

    "I agree you got robbed (referring the split decision loss to Gray Maynard)... i hear your going up to 170 too i would love to welcome you to welterweight lets make it happen."

    It seems neither Diaz nor Sanchez want anything to do with the 155 pound division, at least not right now. If B.J. Penn does make the move to welterweight, that could very well change.

    But for now, Sanchez looks eager to set up his next fight, with Diaz, and Twitter looks like the quickest way to expedite the process.

    Could Sanchez drive a trend amongst fighters looking to have an influence over who their next opponent will be...via social networking?

    Despite all the tweeting, the first opponent of Nate Diaz may come by way of more conventional match making.

    According to MMA Junkie the Stockton, Calif.-based Diaz*is expected to make his welterweight debut at UFC 111, where he could meet Rory Markham. With no fight finalized, it will be interesting to see if Sanchez's Twitter play pans out.

    Sanchez posted another message of note on his Twitter account:

    "YES IM GOING BACK TO WELTERWEIGHT IM LOVING MY NEW DIET. I WANT KOS OR FITCH BUT ANY TOP GUY WILL DO JUST WANT TO GIVE U FANS THE BEST FIGHT."

    Sanchez has an 8-2 record at welterweight, with his two losses coming against Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Both were by way of decision, the one to Fitch being split.

    In theory, if Sanchez were able to avenge either loss, it could certainly clear up who the second best welterweight in the UFC is....B.J. Penn.

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    This is an example of one of the inane articles I am referring to in another thread. Rhetorical questions about a ridiculous subject.
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    quit being a hater.

    MMA Reporter, keep it up, we woudlnt know about Diego reaching out to Diaz if it wasnt for you.
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    good point, this article is ridiculous. thanks for nothing mmareporter.

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    Man, Ya"ll bunch of haters up in here, I may as well go back to themat full time now.
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    Default Re: Will MMA Fighters Start Setting Up Their Own Fights Via Twitter?

    Why is this ridiculous? I didn't know Diego challenged Nate to a fight (obviously he considers him an easy W) and I didn't know he was returning to 170.

    Rivalries can build up fan interest and perhaps Twitter would allow guys to make their own matchups
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    Why is this ridiculous? I didn't know Diego challenged Nate to a fight (obviously he considers him an easy W) and I didn't know he was returning to 170.

    Rivalries can build up fan interest and perhaps Twitter would allow guys to make their own matchups
    Very good points Claudale. The more we get to hear about these fighters, and especially behinds the scenes stuff like who they want to challenge, for example, is great. Keep up the good work, MMA Reporter.

    Pimach, forget about that other place, and instead meet me over at the site I frequent. I'll send you a link but keep it hush. We are very particular about who we allow over.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    Very good points Claudale. The more we get to hear about these fighters, and especially behinds the scenes stuff like who they want to challenge, for example, is great. Keep up the good work, MMA Reporter.

    Pimach, forget about that other place, and instead meet me over at the site I frequent. I'll send you a link but keep it hush. We are very particular about who we allow over.
    Thanks OBC, I'm sure its a fine place where one can not be afraid to spread his wings without the man coming down on you.
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    yea and now nate diaz is fighting rory markham.

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