Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/15/12
The last time fans saw Diego Sanchez (Pictured) in action, he left the Octagon looking like this. Following an 11-month hiatus courtesy of a broken hand, the 30-year-old returns with a more mature perspective on the mixed martial arts fight game. It’s no longer about intimidation, but preparation for the battle he’s set to embark on. “I used to get involved in mind games, the fight before the fight, the mental and psychological aspects of the head games,” Sanchez admitted during this week’s media workouts. “When I was younger I used to think that was part of it. If you could beat a fighter before you even got into the ring then that was part of it. But now I’ve realized that once they lock the door it’s just two guys, two men. “The decisions that they made in their training camp, the decisions that they made with their life, that’s all that matters and what’s in their hearts.” It seems like eons ago when Sanchez burst onto the UFC scene by winning the first season of “The Ultimate
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