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Diego Sanchez has a 'Dream' -- to coach The Ultimate Fighter opposite BJ Penn

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One of the original winners of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) wants back on the show ... this time as a coach.

Diego Sanchez, the network reality show's season one winner, has expressed interest in coaching the show and already has an opposing coach in mind.

B.J. Penn.

"The Dream" (via Fight Hub TV) states that while he wants to challenge for the title one day, he wouldn't mind coaching on a future season while he's getting there:

"My thing right now is to coach that show, I know that a title shot for me is going to happen one day it will but I would love to coach that show right now. I would like it to be against BJ (Penn); he is back at welterweight, let's go do it and have a rematch, I think it would be great. I have a lot I can show these guys and Jesus Christ has blessed me with an ability that needs to be shared."

As is tradition on the show, the two opposing coaches fight each other at the end of the season. Penn and Sanchez have already faced off at UFC 107 back in December of 2009. Penn defeated Sanchez in the fifth and final round of their lightweight title fight via doctor stoppage due to a cut on Diego's forehead thanks to a well placed kick by "The Prodigy."

Sanchez will probably have to find another counterpart if he were to earn a slot as coach, as Penn recently announced he was taking time off to enjoy life after his loss to Nick Diaz at UFC 137 last weekend.

The athlete formerly known as, "The Nightmare" would join Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping, Josh Koschek and Matt Serra as former participants on the show to return as coaches.

The Ultimate Fighter is in its last season on SPIKE and will now be carried on FOX in 2012. Anyone lucky enough to grab a spot as a coach will recieve some very good exposure to such a wide audience.

Would a season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) pitting "The Dream" and "The Prodigy" as opposing coaches be must see TV for you, or does Penn stand benefitting anything from a fight with Sanchez after already having soundly defeated him?


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