Diego “The nightmare” Sanchez vs. Isaac “The Shermanator” Marquez
Isaac “The Shermanator” Marquez is a UFC super fan. He made the trip to Jackson Wink Academy to see the gym and the fighters who take part int he psort that he loves. Diego Sanchez said, “He came to just come and check out the gym and I told him, ‘You like MMA?’ and he said, ‘I love fighting,’ and then I said, ‘Alright. Well are you here to just watch or do you want to train?’ and he said, ‘I want to train.’ So, I said alright let’s do this.”
After three months of training with one of the greats of MMA Isaac refers to Diego Sanchez as not only his trainer or coach but his brother. Isaac has a dream to one day step inside the octagon. Sanchez also said, “He believes it with all of his heart, so I am going to make it happen. You know, he will be facing me, so I will be his opponent and we are going to have a championship fight.”
On December 1, 2017, at Jackson Wink Fight night #2 Isaac’s dream became a reality. He got his chance to step into the octagon and live his dream. Across from him stood his opponent, coach, and friend Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez.
The fight ended quickly. The Shermanator defeated Sanchez via submission (armbar) 1:35 in round 1. Full walk out video and fight can be seen below. I must commend Jackson Wink Academy, Diego Sanchez, and Isaac Marquez for this memorial moment that can be shared. I also would like to credit Jackson Wink Academy for the video.