nSeason One of The Ultimate Fighter alum Diego Sanchez and Mike Swick got together on Mike’s podcast to swap some stories. One of the more interesting items to come out was Nick Diaz sending Diego Sanchez emails talking about his parents and personally attacking him.
Nick Diaz is a savage…
“Me and Nick Diaz hated each other,” Diego Sanchez plainly stated to Mike Swick. “Nick Diaz used to send me e-mails. He found my email, he talked to one of the MMA journalists at the time, there wasn’t many. Gave him my email and he would email me hate mails.”
What kind of things would Nick Diaz send Sanchez? Not good. Not good at all.
“Bad sh*t. Talking sh*t about my mom, talking sh*t about my dad, just trying to get under my skin with everything he had. He hated me, hated Ultimate Fighters because we got all that attention. ‘Diaz’ was in the spotlight at that time, he hated us and he hated me.”
Swick agreed with that sentiment, adding. “People don’t realize that when we came off The Ultimate Fighter, we became stars in the UFC and people forget the fact it was hard for us. The UFC fighters and the UFC gave us no respect. Even though you had as many fights as you had. Forrest, so many guys had so many fights, they don’t remember how hard it was for us to prove ourselves in the UFC. We had to keep winning because we were looked upon as guys who had some kind of easy shoo-in. We were those TV guys.”
Swick went on to add, “We got no respect even though we were fighters on The Ultimate Fighter season 1 and we went through that whole freakin’ show and helped build the sport. That’s why we all had that chip on our shoulder when we got in the UFC because we were the hated guys in the UFC.”
Diego was quick to point out the merits of season one. Members of that cast not only fought world champions but also became champions. Forrest Griffin won the world title. It’s an interesting video if you’re a fan of old school MMA and Diego Sanchez.