If UFC stand-out Diego Sanchez has ever been in a boring fight you can bet your bottom dollar the lack of excitement wasn’t a result of anything he did. Known for a fearless, fan-friendly approach to competition, “The Dream” has put together a career highlight reel full of entertaining outings most recently including a February match-up with Jake Ellenberger.
It’s a trend Sanchez would like to continue in the future regardless of what division he fights in, having entered the Octagon as both a welterweight and lightweight, and a reputation he’ll have an opportunity to build on later this year after he heals up from shoulder surgery.
“I told Dana I really liked that fight,” said Sanchez in an interview with MMAJunkie Radio when asked about facing Pettis. “I want to fight a guy who’s a fan favorite and who has a lot of fans and is a big draw. It’d make us both better, the sport better. Plus, the guy has a win over the champ, so that’d bump me up right to the top.”
“It’d be a Fight of the Night,” Sanchez stated on Diaz. “You’re going to get the ground game, standup. You’re going to get it all. You’re going to get a real fight with a Diaz.”
With a pair of winning options ahead of him and a new found dedication to training/living right the future looks bright for Sanchez, not to mention fans who love scintillating scraps.
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