Diego Sanchez 'not impressed' by champion Benson Henderson


Diego Sanchez has been fighting in the UFC for more than nine years and has had one chance at the UFC's lightweight title a fight he lost to BJ Penn. However, Sanchez does believe that current lightweight champion can be beaten and it's just a matter of time as the belt is there for the taking:

"After watching Benson Henderson's performance against Gilbert Melendez, I must say, I wasn't impressed," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I see a lot of holes in his game, and I feel like that belt's there for the taking."

UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Milwaukee's Bradley Center. Sanchez said he will be part of the event's pay-per-view main-card.

Earlier this month, lightweight champ Henderson defended his belt a third time with a split-decision win over former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7. The champ is now expected to meet the winner of an upcoming bout between two-time title challenger Gray Maynard and T.J. Grant at UFC 160.

Henderson wants to exceed middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva as the winningest champ in UFC history, but Sanchez doubts he'll be able to do it.

"I don't see that," he said. "I see a man who is growing in his martial arts experience. A great fighter, but I see holes in his game, and I really felt he lost that fight to Gilbert."

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Chulio site profile image  

5/4/13 9:53 PM by Chulio


Chulio site profile image  

5/4/13 9:51 PM by Chulio

Diego has a good record but will never get to the top

sevr1 site profile image  

5/4/13 6:57 PM by sevr1

Diego should talk more trash about guys he actually may end up fighting soon, say, Nate Diaz. That'd be a fun fight.

Authority Figure site profile image  

5/4/13 12:19 AM by Authority Figure

Diego..smh . .. lol

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

5/3/13 9:14 PM by MasterofMartialArts

I agree, I miss that version of Baby J :(.

Evilzpet site profile image  

5/3/13 8:30 PM by Evilzpet

voted up

Kentpaul site profile image  

5/3/13 8:24 PM by Kentpaul

Seeing weaknesses and exposing them are two different things

Kings21 site profile image  

5/3/13 8:21 PM by Kings21

He's got hair that needs fixing. He cant be bothered with petty stuff like finishing fights.

GSPushedInMyStinkEye site profile image  

5/3/13 8:15 PM by GSPushedInMyStinkEye

Well at least in HIS heyday, Diego was a balls out warrior as opposed to a hair-stroking point fighter. At this point, they could put the #50 ranked LW in with Bendo and he still wouldn't finish them. No killer instinct whatsoever.  

Kings21 site profile image  

5/3/13 8:04 PM by Kings21

This. Diego has looked good in a few fights but against the higher level of competition he's not looked too good at all. Definitely doesnt have anything for either Benson nor Gil.