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DIEGO SANCHEZ RUMORS

Diego Sanchez plans move down to featherweight for return

After years of wars against the best of the best in three different weight divisions, TUF winner Diego Sanchez has struggled in recent years. Sanchez has lost three out of his last five fights, and his last win, against Ross Pearson at home in New Mexico, was one of the worst decisions of the past few years. Sanchez has not fought since that June 2014 bout because of a broken collarbone...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Plans Fresh Start In Featherweight Division

Diego Sanchez has recovered from a broken collar bone that’s kept him from competing in the UFC so far this year and is now looking to make a new start by dropping down a division to featherweight. “I’m going down to 145,” Sanchez told MMAJunkie’s John Morgan. “I think there’s some great fights down there at 145. Even right away, I’m going to be a force in the divison...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Has Now Pulled Out Of UFC 180 As Well

The woes continue for the injury plagued UFC 180 event in Mexico on November 15th as now Diego Sanchez has pulled out of the event too. Sanchez had already seen two potential match-ups at the event fall through after both Myles Jury and then Joe Lauzon both succumbed to injuries, and now it’s turn with the fighter reporting that he’s torn a knee ligament. “To all my fans I...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Blames Food Poisoning for UFC 171 Loss

UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez (pictured) didn’t appear to be himself in Saturday’s unanimous decision defeat to Myles Jury at UFC 171. And no, I’m not just referring to Sanchez’s gaudy Mohawk. The creator of the infamous Yes Cartwheel claims his stomach was doing No Cartwheels after eating some funky steak tartare shortly after making weight on Friday. Sanchez believes his...
Via 5thRound.com
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Claims Food Poisoning Affected His Performance At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez lost out by unanimous decision to Myles Jury at UFC 171 this past weekend and then blamed food poisoning the night before the fight for his performance. “I wasn’t my self last night I sustained Food poisoning from eating a beef tar tar with raw quail egg as a appetizer at dinner,” Sanchez explained in the first of a series of post-fight messages on Twitter. “This...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez, Raw Meat and What Happened at UFC 171

For many fight fans watching the lightweight contest between Myles Jury and Diego Sanchez last night at UFC 171, Diego noted that he was not quite himself. In many ways this was a bad matchup for Diego because of Jury’s length, technique and skill set. That Jury won the fight was not a shock, but the ease with which he did it surprised many fans. One of the most surprising things...
Via Fight Booth
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Myles Jury Outpoints Diego Sanchez At UFC 171

Myles Jury put in a controlled, assured performance tonight against Diego Sanchez at UFC 171 as he claimed a unanimous decision win. Round One: Sanchez with a low stance and tries to land a front kick to the thigh that misses. Sanchez tries a spinning kick, misses and is caught with a good strike. That gets Sanchez fired up and he motions for Jury to come forward. Jury being patient...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez meets Myles Jury at UFC 171 in Dallas

UFC 171 has received another stellar addition as Ultimate Fighter season one winner Diego Sanchez gets back in action against undefeated prospect Myles Jury at the March 15 show in Dallas. UFC officials confirmed the new bout on Thursday . Undefeated lightweight Myles Jury gets his toughest challenge yet at UFC 171 in Dallas against FOTN collector Diego Sanchez. -- UFC News (...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Signs Eight-Fight UFC Contract Extension

Guess who’s doing some YES! Cartwheels right now? Well, UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez (pictured) was probably already doing them anyways, but Sanchez has real reason for joy after signing an eight-fight contract extension to remain with the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. Sanchez’s employment status was reported on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.”...
Via 5thRound.com
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez inks new multi-fight deal, eyeing March return at UFC 171

Diego Sanchez is coming off what could be the Fight of the Year against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166 in October. UFC president Dana White was super impressed with his performance afterward and now the tough-as-nails lightweight will likely be seeing the effect in his wallet. Sanchez signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC recently, according to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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