Top UFC Contender Talks About Daniel Bryan Making His “Yes!” Chant Popular

Posted by Matt Boone October 18, 2013 0 Comment

Top lightweight contender and one of the winner’s of season one of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, , spoke about his infamous “ being borrowed and made famous in the world of pro wrestling by during a recent pre-fight interview on Thursday in Houston, Texas.

Sanchez, who started the “Yes!” chant as he would walk to the scale for weigh-ins, as well as during his walk to the octagon at his UFC fights years ago, spoke about how Bryan took the chant and made it a cross-over chant recognized by fans. Sanchez said he reached out to Bryan to talk to him about it, but claimed Bryan never got back to him. Sanchez did mention that he has no ill will towards Bryan for using the chant, and noted that Bryan has given him credit for creating the chant in various media interviews.

Sanchez stopped using the chant on a regular basis, but told journalist Ariel Helwani, when asked if he would bring the chant back this weekend at UFC 166, “if the fans want the ‘Yes!,’ they’re gonna get the ‘Yes!'”

Diego Sanchez challenges top-ranked UFC lightweight contender and former Strikeforce lightweight champion this Saturday on pay-per-view.

For those interested, you can check out the complete UFC 166 pre-fight interview with Diego Sanchez online at