Diego Sanchez wants return to lightweight, bout with Pettis

source: mmajunkie.com
 

"I'm probably going to be going down to 155 for the next fight," he said. "And there are some possible opponents I'm looking at."

Sanchez has been on the mend since his UFC on FUEL TV 1 loss to Jake Ellenberger in February. After two years of dealing with a torn labrum, he decided to go under the knife and is now on the mend following successful surgery.

The time off has given him plenty of time to think about his immediate future.

"We'll see where I end up, but I'm still kind of a lighter welterweight," he said. "I really try to lift weights, but the shoulder injury sort of set me back. As I heal up, my body's going to get a little smaller, so I might just go down to 155."

Like Sanchez, Pettis recently underwent shoulder surgery.

"We'll be recovering about the same time," Sanchez said. "I think he got the same surgery as me, so it'd be an event playing field. I told Dana I really liked that fight.

"I want to fight a guy who's a fan favorite and who has a lot of fans and is a big draw. It'd make us both better, the sport better. Plus, the guy has a win over the champ, so that'd bump me up right to the top (of the division)."

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LucySnorebush site profile image  

4/5/12 3:29 PM by LucySnorebush

<blockquote>ClinchedUp - People are saying Pettis is a luxury fight lmao?<br><br>Pettis isnt even top 5 at LW and Diego would probably beat him. </blockquote><br /><br /><br />This.

Acidic site profile image  

4/5/12 2:25 AM by Acidic

 Diego has the perfect style to beat Pettis. The pressure that Diego brings is the type that slows Pettis down.

stonepony site profile image  

4/5/12 2:21 AM by stonepony

Diego would do a showtime yes-cartwheel off the cage to Pettis's face.Diego at LW is fierce, and it's a completely appropriate matchup. He would probably win.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

4/4/12 10:57 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

make it happen Blaf!

ConqueredbyAlexandertheGreatJJ site profile image  

4/4/12 10:46 PM by ConqueredbyAlexandertheGreatJJ

Pettis couldn't do ANYTHING against Guida, 2 fights ago. Diego fought Guida 2 years ago & it was one of the most spectacular fights ever. Diego has 1 loss @ 155 & that was to the GLWOAT. I believe Diego has a legit chance to beat Bendo. He beats Pettis with superior wrestling. UD

ConqueredbyAlexandertheGreatJJ site profile image  

4/4/12 10:40 PM by ConqueredbyAlexandertheGreatJJ

Pettis couldn't do ANYTHING against Guida, 2 fights ago. Diego fought Guida 2 years ago & it was one of the most spectacular fights ever. Diego has 1 loss @ 155 & that was to the GLWOAT. I believe Diego has a legit chance to beat Bendo. He beats Pettis with superior wrestling. UD

anunaki site profile image  

4/4/12 10:06 PM by anunaki

LOL keep sleeping on showtime, hes 2 wins from a title shot.

32Hunter site profile image  

4/4/12 10:01 PM by 32Hunter

 no make Diego work his way up.

ClinchedUp site profile image  

4/4/12 9:43 PM by ClinchedUp

People are saying Pettis is a luxury fight lmao?Pettis isnt even top 5 at LW and Diego would probably beat him.

King47 site profile image  

4/4/12 9:39 PM by King47

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