"If you let [Diego Sanchez] dictate the pace of the fight, and the range, you're going to be in for a long night. If he wants to go that break-neck, stupid-guy pace, I can do that, too. But, I plan on hurting him on my feet -- I know I can hurt him. If he wants to come out and bully-rush like he normally does, then I think he's going to get hurt. So, I'm really prepared for anywhere the fight goes…. I'm looking forward to showcasing [my improved stand up] in this fight and making it a 15-minute, full-blown assault on my part…. I'm excited."
-- Nick Diaz and his recent (and very disappointing) UFC 143 drug test failure might have us all consumed at the moment, but there are other welterweight fights on the horizon. In fact, there is a pretty good one on tap between Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez, which will headline the first-ever UFC on Fuel TV main event on (Wed., Feb. 15, 2012) from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. And it's not outside the realm of possibility that the winner of the 170-pound match up takes on newly-crowned division interim champion, Carlos Condit, in the near future with Diaz facing a lengthy suspension and Georges St. Pierre still recovering from knee surgery. How do you like them apples, Maniacs?