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Diego Sanchez Willing To Drop To Featherweight To Fight Conor McGregor

Andrew Ravens

Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez would drop to another weight class, but for only one reason. That reason is to fight Conor McGregor. He would have to drop to Featherweight, but in a recent interview with Submission Radio he said he has thought about it:

“I would love to fight this guy and he said he’d like to fight me too, so I definitely think it’s possible. I think he’s a great mixed (martial artist). I think he’s really talented, I think he’s really tough, I just don’t agree with people going out there and thinking that, this guy thinks he’s like the Anderson Silva, he claims that he’s the ‘GOAT,’ and I’m just like ‘C’mon man, you ain’t done enough to claim that.’ You know, I’m all for believing in yourself, but he’s taking it to the next level, and if he gets past Dustin Poirier then he’s definitely on that level, but you know he has that next tough fight. But if we get a fight, then we get fight. I’ve even possibly thought about going down to 145 just to fight him. Like as a matter of a fact, yesterday I was in my gym working out, and I was like ‘can I do it? Can I make 145?’ I was like ‘I don’t know, I might have to try. I might have to do it.’ Then I was like, but would it be worth it for one fight, to go down to 145? Would it really be worth it? I was like ‘I’m gonna have to do like a 10-day fast, I’m gonna have to really sacrifice to get down to 145. I’m gonna have to lose some muscle.’ And I was really giving it some serious thought, I’m like ‘but what if I’m stronger, what if I’m stringy. I’m gonna be long and stringy at that weight.’ I was seriously giving it some consideration, and it’s not out of the question. It’s definitely not out of the question.”

Diego Sanchez (25-7) He has six knockouts, nine submissions and nine decision victories, while he has been knocked out once and lost by decision six times.

The long time fighter has been with the UFC since 2005 where he appeared on the Ultimate Fighter. Yes, the original.

In his last seven fights, he is 3-4.

He lost to John Hathaway via unanimous decision at UFC 114 – Rampage vs. Evans on May / 29 / 2010, but then went on a two fight winning streak with wins over

Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision at UFC 121 – Lesnar vs. Velasquez on Oct / 23 / 2010 and then Martin Kampmann via unanimous decision at UFC Live 3 – Sanchez vs. Kampmann on Mar / 03 / 2011

He lost to Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 1 – Sanchez vs. Ellenberger on Feb / 15 / 2012, but got a win over Takanori Gomi via split decision at UFC on Fuel TV 8 – Silva vs. Stann on Mar / 03 / 2013

In his next two fights, he has lost both. First against Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and then in his in fight against Myles Jury via unanimous decision at UFC 171 – Hendricks vs. Lawler on Mar / 15 / 2014. He is coming off a win over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42.


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