Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight attraction Conor McGregor said some pretty horrible things about Diego Sanchez, calling the original Ultimate Fighter a "brain-dead, stuttering fool" who "belongs in Bellator with the rest of the has-beens."
And Sanchez has not forgotten about it.
"The Nightmare" was a recent guest on Submission Radio and told the boys from "Down Under" that he's giving "serious thought" to a featherweight drop, if it means getting a fight against the "Notorious" trash talker, to the point where he's even considering a test cut.
"I would love to fight this guy and he said he'd like to fight me too, so I definitely think it's possible. I think he's a great mixed (martial artist). I think he's really talented, I think he's really tough, I just don't agree with people going out there and thinking that, this guy thinks he's like the Anderson Silva, he claims that he's the 'GOAT,' and I'm just like 'C'mon man, you ain't done enough to claim that.' You know, I'm all for believing in yourself, but he's taking it to the next level, and if he gets past Dustin Poirier then he's definitely on that level, but you know he has that next tough fight. But if we get a fight, then we get fight. I've even possibly thought about going down to 145 just to fight him. Like as a matter of a fact, yesterday I was in my gym working out, and I was like 'can I do it? Can I make 145?' I was like 'I don't know, I might have to try. I might have to do it.' Then I was like, but would it be worth it for one fight, to go down to 145? Would it really be worth it? I was like 'I'm gonna have to do like a 10-day fast, I'm gonna have to really sacrifice to get down to 145. I'm gonna have to lose some muscle.' And I was really giving it some serious thought, I'm like 'but what if I'm stronger, what if I'm stringy. I'm gonna be long and stringy at that weight.' I was seriously giving it some consideration, and it's not out of the question. It's definitely not out of the question."
But let's not put the cart before the "Diamond."
Despite his recent success, McGregor has a pretty stiff test ahead of him at the upcoming UFC 178: "Jones vs. Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he's tasked with turning away 145-pound contender Dustin Poirier (details).
And a win in "Sin City" might get him too far up the rankings to be bothered with a Sanchez one-off.