A rematch between “The Ultimate Fighter 5” finalists Nate Diaz and Manny Gamburyan could be next for the promising UFC lightweights.
“The UFC decides [my opponents] for me. Manny (Gamburyan) wants to fight me. But you know what? I want to fight him too just as much.”
After dominating the opening round of their first meeting, Gamburyan was forced to tap out after dislocating his shoulder early in the second round, allowing Diaz to win the bout and TUF title in controversial fashion. Gamburyan has since gone 2-0 in the UFC after recovering from the injury, defeating both Nate Mohr and Jeff Cox via first-round submissions. Diaz, meanwhile, has gone 3-0 in the UFC since the finale, securing submission wins over Junior Assuncao, Alvin Robinson, and Kurt Pellegrino.