Diego Sanchez Sends a Bizarre Call-Out to Fellow UFC Welterweight James Krause

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January 6, 2021 8:10 am

UFC welterweight Diego Sanchez is back to his wacky ways in his most recent call-out for the first quarter of 2021. Sanchez is the only active fighter from TUF season 1, and in some ways, his call-out reflects that fact. Diego Sanchez took to Direct Messaging and went after fellow welterweight James Krause in a way only he could.

Sanchez took exception to the fact that Krause spoke ill about Josh Fabia, his cornerman and mentor. Fabia has drawn flak from the MMA community as a whole at times for his somewhat outlandish statements about Sanchez’s training. However, ‘The Nightmare’ Sanchez wasn’t having any of that and invited Krause to scrap.

In turn, ‘The James Krause’ took it in stride and was more than happy to engage with Sanchez’s call-out. Furthermore, he took things further by doubling down on his trolling of Fabia, and it seems that a match-up is viable. It appears both men are inclined towards making a move for the beginning of 2021’s second quarter.

UFC welterweights: Diego Sanchez vs James Krause

Sanchez is coming off a loss to Jake Matthews at UFC 253 in a bout he was largely criticized for. Although the 39-year-old has wins over Michel Pereira and Mickey Gall in his recent contests, it’s clear he’s not on an elite level. Not to mention, his win over Pereira comes in with a pretty big asterisk next to it.

The Glory MMA stand-out in Krause bounced back from his loss to Trevin Giles with a win over Claudio Silva. The 28-8 fighter is 7-1 in his last 8 UFC contests and he’s accrued wins over some significant names. Moreover, he’s managed to exhibit a well-rounded skillset every time he steps foot inside the cage.

Fans will likely be skeptical about Sanchez’s chances should the aforementioned bout come to fruition. While he still fights at a relatively high level, his last defeat to Jake Matthews turned some fans off to the idea of him competing. Additionally, Krause is a nasty customer to deal with, but it’s clear that Sanchez is ready for the challenge.

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Darryl Pinto

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of St. Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live. Having competed in MMA at a collegiate level, he makes a conscious attempt to integrate an athlete's breakdown of MMA techniques like striking, defense, and grappling into his penmanship of the sport as he seeks to give the reader a well-rounded point of view. Before becoming the lead MMA writer, Darryl has also written articles for the NFL and boxing divisions. He began watching UFC 11 years ago at UFC 117 when Chael Sonnen went to war against the middleweight GOAT Anderson Silva.

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