Refocused 'Nightmare' looking at 155 and 170 after defeat of Thiago

by John Morgan | source:

After Sanchez turned in one of the grittiest performances of his career in a UFC 121 win over Paulo Thiago, White said the former winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" looks again like a monster at welterweight and should turn his focus there. Sanchez has a different perspective: Why not take them both on?

"I think it all just comes down to preparation and the decisions that you make and what you do in your training camp. My motto is, 'Just earn it.' Just earn the 'W,' and that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to work and earn the 'W.'

"Whatever weight class I fight at, as long as I earn it, I think I'll be fine fight at 155 or 170."

"I cleaned my life up. I'm just focused on the things that matter, which is God, my family and my career. That's where I stand right now, and that's what got me to victory."

"I just want to fight the best matchups that are going to give the fans the best fights and move me up the ladder in mixed martial arts and this organization. That's what I want to do, whether it be 155 or 170.

"I'm willing to sacrifice, make dedication, and put my heart and soul in this game."

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benoliviero site profile image  

10/24/10 10:45 AM by benoliviero

Fantastic fight and Great win for Diego. Paulo had a nice sweep. He's got a great d'arce too.

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10/24/10 8:42 AM by blank

I'm glad for Diego but was also really impressed with Thiago's composure.Dana, Keep Thiago!

cincibill site profile image  

10/24/10 2:28 AM by cincibill

I think I am 100% tonight, 100% wrong in my picks.That was a great fight and I wasn't wrong enough to give it a 30-26.

Lite site profile image  

10/24/10 1:58 AM by Lite

I'd like to see Diego vs. Shields.

MJM1912 site profile image  

10/24/10 1:55 AM by MJM1912

I had it 29-28 Diego, but just LO fucking L at 30-26. Horrendous.

Lucas Maximus site profile image  

10/24/10 1:10 AM by Lucas Maximus

 Called it!

Kansas Comet site profile image  

10/24/10 1:03 AM by Kansas Comet

Always love Diego's Motor - always in Overdrive! Damn great fight hopefully he gets FOTN!BTW Thx for the replays of one of the best grappling sequences ever! Awesome GIF!

mr nemo site profile image  

10/24/10 12:56 AM by mr nemo

Great fight, Diego really did go out and earn that win. His speed really did seem like it made the difference,great win for him,I know he's one happy camper right now.

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10/24/10 12:49 AM by Jeepster

easily FOTN, great show by both fighters