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Dan Hardy Targets 2015 Return To UFC; Wants Diego Sanchez Fight At 155lbs

Dan Hardy is currently serving as a color commentator for some of the UFC’s outlining events in areas like Europe, but he still harbors ambitions to return to the Octagon before he finally hangs up his gloves for good. The 32 year-old is actually on a two-fight winning streak at the moment, but hasn’t in two years due to medical concerns after being diagnosed with a rare heart...
Via Fight Of The Night
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez gets a chuckle out of fan-made hype posters

Injuries are an unfortunate part of the sport of MMA, but sometimes an injury replacement actually makes the fight even more anticipated than the initial match-up. Case in point, TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez was set to face off against Norman Parke at UFC 180 in a Lightweight tilt that was sure to bring fireworks. Unfortunately, Parke was injured and forced out of the bout, but the...
Via Fight Hub TV
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon Vs Diego Sanchez Now Set For UFC 180

An MCL injury has forced Norman Parke out of his UFC 180 main card fight with Diego Sanchez in Mexico on November 15th, but the promotion have moved swiftly to draft in a suitable replacement for the TUF winner. Joe Lauzon has now stepped in to serve as Parke’s replacement against Sanchez, and that’s a match-up that’s likely to put a smile of fight fan’s faces. Lauzon became...
Via Fight Of The Night
15 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Joe Lauzon tapped as replacement to battle Diego Sanchez in Mexico

We got a couple of bleeders! After a knee injury rendered TUF ‘The Smashes’ lightweight tournament winner Norman Parke unable to compete against Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 next month, a bit of a troll job took place on social media last night via Parke’s fellow Irishman. I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
Via Fight Booth
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloodfest! Diego Sanchez vs Joe Lauzon booked for UFC 180

The UFC lost an enthralling fight for its UFC 180 pay-per-view when Northern Irishman and TUF Smashes winner Norman Parke was forced out of his scheduled bout with TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez. Yes folks I am out of my contest with Diego, I have MCL injury but I wish to be back competing January. UFC182 would be great @ufc@UFC_UK — STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) October 2,...
Via Fight Hub TV
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon now faces Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico

Following an injury to Norman Parke that knocked him out of UFC 180 in Mexico, the UFC has called upon Joe Lauzon to step in and face Diego Sanchez on the upcoming card on November 15. UFC president Dana White made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Lauzon (24-9) accepts the fight just days after UFC bad boy Conor McGregor was all over Twitter saying that he was facing Sanchez...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry, Conor McGregor, Diego Sanchez Will Fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 180

Sorry, Conor McGregor, but it looks like you won’t be fighting nemesis Diego Sanchez at UFC 180. On Friday, UFC president Dana White announced Joe Lauzon (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute to face Sanchez in the November 15 festivities. Sanchez was initially slated to meet Norman Parke, but the Brit was forced to pull out with an undisclosed injury. That’s when McGregor...
Via 5thRound.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Diego Sanchez, But Dana White Says No

Hot on the heels of his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 178, Irish sensation Conor McGregor made a surprise announcement that he would be fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico on November 15th. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote on Twitter last night. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
Via Fight Of The Night
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Makes Quick Return, Fights Diego Sanchez at UFC 180

Is it possible for Conor McGregor (pictured) to capture home-cage advantage in Mexico? Well, if anyone can enter hostile territory to do so, it’s the Irishman. Late Wednesday night, McGregor announced via Twitter that he’s fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay...
Via 5thRound.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez and Norman Parke exchange barbs ahead of UFC 180 bout

There is something about trash talking that builds hype for a fight in a unique way. Other than analyzing both fighters strengths and weaknesses, trash talking gets casual fans talking and interested in seeing the adversaries throw down in the Octagon. The latest iteration of trash talking in the UFC came yesterday courtesy of lightweights Diego Sanchez and Norman Parke. The two...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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Via In The Neutral Zone
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Victory over Diego Brandao paramount for Conor McGregor

In one of the most highly-anticipated cards of 2014 thus far, outspoken featherweight Conor McGregor will finally have the opportunity to perform on the sport’s biggest stage in front of his fellow countrymen when he enters the octagon to face Diego Brandao in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland. Just two fights into his first UFC contract, McGregor...
Via Sports-Glory
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirty Diego Sanchez, MMA’s Luckiest Fighter

Barroom MMA debates – whether or not you, like me, deign to descend on Saturday night and take in the fights with the unwashed masses – are as fun as their mainstream sport equivalents. What’s nice about them is the relatively level playing field among fans;  you won’t have some old-timer, for instance, dismissing every fighter today as a pale imitation of Roberto Clemente...
Via MMAInsider
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Judging Issues in the UFC Continue

UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque, New Mexico was a staunch reminder to the MMA world that there is still a lingering problem with judging in the sport. When Diego Sanchez was announced as the winner of a split-decision against Ross Pearson, the word “robbery” shot to the forefront of the collective spectator opinion. Seemingly, the only people who thought Sanchez won the...
Via The Sports Post
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Salaries Released

New Mexico State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in last Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov” event. YES! YES! YES! Thanks to some home cooking from two judges, lightweight Diego Sanchez (pictured) was the card’s highest earner. Sanchez scored $140,000, half of which came via win bonus, for his highly...
Via 5thRound.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Addresses Ross Pearson’s Controversial Loss to Diego Sanchez

YES! YES! YES! Lightweight Diego Sanchez received some home cooking from two of three judges in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico this past Saturday in a highly controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson (pictured) at UFC Fight Night 42. The bad news for MMA fans is that abysmal judging still seems to be par for the course in the sport. The good news for Pearson...
Via 5thRound.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye Pokes, Finishes, and A Terrible Decision – UFC Fight Night

The crowd in Albuquerque, New Mexico came out last night in full support for all of Greg Jackson’s guys. The vocal crowd was treated to a great evening of fights, and for the most part, finishes. The only decision of the night came with a dump truck full of controversy as hometown hero got the friendly judges’ scorecards and won a split decision over Ross Pearson. Kenny Florian...
Via Ring Kings
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Options limited for Benson Henderson following win over Rustam Khabilov

On Saturday night, lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov took center stage in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42, and the result did little to clarify the 155-pound picture. The second-ranked lightweight prior to Saturday, Henderson entered the fight hoping to earn another crack at the belt taken from him by Anthony Pettis last August...
Via Sports-Glory
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov Pick ‘Em Results

      Congratulations to Rob for winning our UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov Pick ‘Em Contest (via tiebreaker).  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 174: Johnson vs Bagautinov on June 14th.  Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Benson Henderson – 79% Diego Sanchez – 52% John Dodson – 98% Rafael dos Anjos – 88% Piotr Hallmann […]
Via MMA Manifesto
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reactions To Controversial Diego Sanchez Vs Ross Pearson Decision

There was a lot of controversy surrounding Diego Sanchez’s split decision victory over Ross Pearson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42 last night, with many observers feeling that ‘The Real Deal’ had comfortably outboxed his opponent over the course of three rounds. UFC color commentator Kenny Florian set the tone for the post-fight reaction when he voiced his disbelief...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sanchez vs Pearson Fight Highlights

Video: Highlights: Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson
Via MMA Manifesto
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Takes Controversial Win Over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 (Video Highlights)

After two straight losses, it’s officially Yes Cartwheel time again for Diego Sanchez (pictured). “Dream” took a highly controversial split decision win over Ross Pearson Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42. When the dust settled on their shootout, Sanchez was handed a (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) victory. I always love seeing 30-27 scores on a split decision. However, having 30-27 in...
Via 5thRound.com
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez scores controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson

Diego Sanchez earned a controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson in front of a home crowd in Albuqueque. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com Diego Sanchez earned a decision victory over Ross Pearson in front of a hometown crowd in Albuquerque. The judges scored the fight 27-30, 30-27, 29-28 to give Sanchez the split decision. Pearson started the fight strong, out-striking Sanchez...
Via The Sports Journal
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Outboxes Diego Sanchez, But Loses Split Decision

Ross Pearson stayed composed tonight against Diego Sanchez tonight at UFC Fight Night 42, outboxing the hometown hero over the course of three rounds, only to find himself on the losing end of a split decision. Round One Sanchez ultra-fired up for this one in front of his hometown fans. Sanchez with a left and a right, but Pearson sees it coming and ducks. Pearson digs to the...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs Khabilov Preview and Predictions

Live, this Saturday, June 7, 2014 for the first time from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico we’ve got a Fight Night event. Featuring former Lightweight champion Benson Henderson and hometown favourite Diego Sanchez, you can bet we’re in for an exciting night of fights. Bryan Caraway vs Erik Perez Coming off of a lengthy layoff, Bryan Caraway looks to regain some...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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