It’s been a little over a year since the Ultimate Fighter Season 5 finale, and Manny Gamburyan is determined to get a rematch. A chance to avenge the loss against Nate Diaz is clearly Gamburyan’s top priority.
Fighting Nate Diaz is my first goal. I’m down. Whenever, wherever,” said Gamburyan.
Both Gamburyan and Nate Diaz are undefeated since the conclusion of the show. Diaz has won four straight, and Gamburyan has won two straight. Why not make the fight soon? Neither guy has anything too interesting coming up that would be more appealing than a rematch. Considering Diaz won the fight based on an injury, there is definitely some unfinished business.
The UFC left a little on the table by waiting a year and a half to have the Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar rematch. Had the second fight been six months after the first fight, it would have done much bigger business. I’m not saying Gamburyan vs. Diaz is an overly appealing match-up, but it is certainly more intriguing than watching Gamburyan fight Rob Emerson.