UFC News: Diego Sanchez to Fight at Lightweight

Following a couple of losses Diego Sanchez mentioned the possibility of a move to the UFC’s lightweight division.  However, Sanchez rebounded at 170 with wins over David Bielkheden and Luigi Fiorvanti.  However, Sanchez reportedly said on his myspace that he still planned to drop to 155 lbs.

I’m training hard and will be dropping down to fight at 155. I will keep you all posted on the info of the fight! But I promise you all that I will do my best to win.

Yesterday, at a question and answer forum Dana White was asked about Sanchez’s possible move.  Here is what the UFC president had to say:

Diego moved down to 155 pounds. Diego’s a 155-pounder

Well, it will be interesting to see who he fights first.  The truth is Sanchez is a instant contender and instant top 5.  He already boasts a win over number one contender Kenny Florian.  I have to think either Joe Stevenson or Sean Sherk or even Tyson Griffin would be good fights.  However, I look for him to get a warm up first.  It won’t be long and we will see him in action, perhaps headlining the UFC Fight Night 17 in February.


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