Sanchez: I would beat champ Pettis 9 of 10 times

 

Although he is coming off a loss, Diego Sanchez still believes he has a title run left in him and that he has the tools to dethrone current champion Anthony Pettis:

“I feel I have everything to offer [Pettis], I just haven’t got to show it yet,” he said. “I’ve shown moments of my greatness, moments in my Paulo Thiago fight, in the Gilbert Melendez fight, in the third round of the Jake Ellenberger (fight), (and) with Martin Kampmann. There’s been a lot of moments, but have I yet to put it together? No. After the Melendez fight, I was able to realize I need to be a high-level kickboxer and a high-level striker before anything, because the fight starts on the feet.

“Yeah, I have a great chin and great conditioning, but I need to be able to strike and be efficient and accurate. So that’s something I’ve finally realized, and I really went to work with my team. But I haven’t been able to show it yet. As far as wrestling and ground skills with Pettis, I think I’m on another level. He has some nice ground skills, too, but I feel like I’m on another level, and (with) size and strength, I feel that’s a fight I win nine out of 10 times.”

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Dupes site profile image  

4/11/14 7:53 PM by Dupes

Yup.

MDubz site profile image  

4/7/14 6:20 PM by MDubz

Pearson - by any way he wants. Diego thinks good fights are against sluggers, but Ross isn't a retard like that. He's not just gonna stand and Wang with him, he will pick Diego apart easy.

ajsr site profile image  

4/7/14 6:19 PM by ajsr

I think it's extremely likely that Pearson will pick him apart.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

4/7/14 6:16 PM by ChaosOverkill

Remember when he said he was better than BJ? that went well.

pissyisflapyis site profile image  

4/7/14 5:20 PM by pissyisflapyis

thinking that he can beat pettis 9 out of ten times,i think he is suffering from post concussion symptoms.

zazen br site profile image  

4/7/14 11:56 AM by zazen br

Bet Pearson Decision. Root for Diego anyway.

sssfRyan site profile image  

4/7/14 9:38 AM by sssfRyan

This

CaptChaos site profile image  

4/7/14 9:28 AM by CaptChaos

Diego needs 5 round fights to do his best work. His losses:Jury: I believe he was sickGilbert: he was coming on strongEllenberger: he was coming on strongHathaway: bad Diego in that fightFitch: lost a splitKos: 1st time he was out wrestled1 thing that is concerning (and I love Diego) is he is just realizing he needs better stand up. He has needed better stand up for quite some time. I love this guy though...

GelderdEnd site profile image  

4/7/14 8:16 AM by GelderdEnd

I thought Diego said he hasn't ever been hit hard....statements like this prove otherwise!

mixjitsu site profile image  

4/7/14 7:54 AM by mixjitsu

U mean rocked and submitted?