Sanchez: Retun to lightweight still possible

by Brendhan Conlan | source:

Sanchez spoke some about his performance after the event on the Fuel TV post-fight broadcast where the 30-year old also addressed the possibility of dropping back down to lightweight. Though “The Dream” avoided offering anything concrete on the topic it appears he’s at least open to the idea.

“That’s up in the air,” responded Sanchez when asked about competing at 155 pounds. “I’m gonna take the fights that propel me to the biggest stage.”

In 2009 Sanchez went 2-1 at lightweight, losing in a championship bout against B.J. Penn after taking out Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida. He is only 4-4 in his current divisional home since 2007.

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Kings21 site profile image  

2/16/12 8:08 PM by Kings21

I think he could propel him to the biggest stage if he fought smarter. He did alright against Ellenberger but it seemed to me like his attack consisted of charging straight forward and swinging his torso from side to side, hoping his hands smacked into Ellenbergers head. We've already seen with fighters like Leonard Garcia that just because you can come forward and absorb shots, doesnt mean you're going to win.His wrestling isnt that good and his striking looks pretty awful. The only thing he has going for him is his tenacity. Also, I think fighters need to look at something else if theyve already changed weight divisions and had poor results. Stick to whatever weight you're comfortable with and do what you can.

j2b site profile image  

2/16/12 3:55 PM by j2b

Looks like he has à hard time putting on quality weight

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

2/16/12 3:48 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

edit title to: "Return".

TheGoldenRule site profile image  

2/16/12 3:19 PM by TheGoldenRule

lw may become even more disheartening for him

DamnSevern site profile image  

2/16/12 2:49 PM by DamnSevern

 if he doesn't go to lw, I'd like to see him right rick story.