Diego Sanchez Returning to Lightweight Division

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grappler0000
8/6/12 10:15:49AM
The last time Ultimate Fighter season 1 winner Diego Sanchez was at 155lbs he was fighting for the UFC lightweight title.

That fight against B.J. Penn in 2009 didn’t go his way, and after the fight Sanchez moved back up to welterweight where he had spent the majority of his career to that point.

Now after some soul searching and obviously some dietary changes, Sanchez has decided he will officially move back down to lightweight for his next fight in the UFC.

“It’s back to 155 for me,” Sanchez wrote on his Twitter page recently. “Should be good!”

According to Sanchez, the unfortunate side of things right now is an injury that’s pushing his return to the Octagon back for a few more months. Sanchez underwent shoulder surgery, but is currently rehabbing and working his way back into action...

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Pookie
8/6/12 10:21:16AM
lol what the hell Diego
sparky
8/6/12 10:35:22AM
I think Diego is a better fit at LW he's just not big enough for the dudes at WW
Chael_Sonnen
8/6/12 10:45:01AM
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NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Twenty20Dollars
8/6/12 11:51:20AM
We'll see how it works again.
meier
8/6/12 12:19:39PM
Should be interesting cause most of the guys r bigger than him at 155!
ChrisSabal
8/6/12 12:45:31PM
make up your mind.
tcunningham
8/6/12 1:26:39PM
about time. ive been waiting for diego to make the move back to LW. he may never be a champ, but he is super exciting at LW regardless of if he wins or not. the guida/sanchez fight still goes down as one of my favorites.
FastKnockout
8/6/12 2:18:11PM
Good. I'm tired of fat Diego.
Sir_Karl
8/6/12 5:12:41PM
I don't think this move is going to do much for Sanchez. The problem is that he needs to "up" his game. I think Diego has actually done the opposite. I think his game has deteriorated while the rest of the competition has evolved and improved.
frizzzlecake
8/6/12 5:50:36PM
He'll be fine at LW as long as he stays at Jackson's and doesn't venture off like he did last time.
jae_1833
8/6/12 5:57:23PM
Dude was good at LW and it is where he belongs IMO.....he fought for title and looked better, his wrestling was more dominating and I think if he stops trying to be a boxer he could be a contender again.
Budgellism
8/6/12 6:02:15PM
Bring Kenflo out of retirement for one more fight
Pookie
8/6/12 6:16:41PM

Posted by frizzzlecake

He'll be fine at LW as long as he stays at Jackson's and doesn't venture off like he did last time.




Diego Sanchez is a talking RG-400 "smart" towel manufactured by Tynacorp. He is designed to automatically adjust his absorbency level depending on the dampness of the surface he is used on. He is wanted by Tynacorp because his absorbency is too effective, and as a result makes people Way, way too dry. He originally escaped when One day he got high and just sort of wandered off. He is 17, in towel years, and a noted racist.

tallica62
8/6/12 6:19:04PM
yes! yes! yes! yes! YES! YES! YES!
airkerma
8/6/12 6:21:19PM

Posted by Budgellism

Bring Kenflo out of retirement for one more fight


Man you said it, when Penn beat both of them I just wanted to see them fight each other to see who was really #2 at that time. But I hate agreeing with someone on team Edward
Bubbles
8/7/12 12:05:23AM

Posted by Budgellism

Bring Kenflo out of retirement for one more fight


this x1000!!

also Diego vs Nate Diaz down the line = FOTY contender

man think of Diego vs the likes of: Diaz, Cerrone, Pettis, Guida (again), and Miller!! Even fights with Maynard, Lauzon, dos Anjos and Numagomedov are all FOTN potentials.
Gogoplatapus
8/7/12 12:18:28AM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by Budgellism

Bring Kenflo out of retirement for one more fight


this x1000!!

also Diego vs Nate Diaz down the line = FOTY contender

man think of Diego vs the likes of: Diaz, Cerrone, Pettis, Guida (again), and Miller!! Even fights with Maynard, Lauzon, dos Anjos and Numagomedov are all FOTN potentials.



I think he said he wanted to fight Nate today on the mma hour. Tons of good fights for him.
Cooler
8/8/12 12:50:55AM
Florian should come out of 'retirement' for that rematch he always wanted
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