Sanchez announces return to lightweight division

by Dave Doyle | source:

Diego Sanchez's long and winding road is ready to take another turn.

With little prompting, the "Ultimate Fighter 1" champion and Jackson's MMA fighter took to Twitter on Monday and announced he is moving back to the lightweight division.

"MY NEXT FIGHT WILL BE AT LIGHTWEIGHT," Sanchez tweeted, the caps all his. The news came an hour after Sanchez tweeted "Announcement about my next fight will be coming soon this week."

The move sounds like good news for fans of the veteran fighter. One of the most consistently exciting competitors in the UFC, Sanchez experienced his greatest success at 155 pounds, where he defeated Clay Guida via split decision in what many consider 2009‘s Fight of the Year and a title shot at then-champion B.J. Penn.

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12/12/12 5:42 AM by Some guy

YesPun intended

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12/12/12 5:15 AM by DezzNutzz

Wrong, you mean diego the dream sanchez.

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12/12/12 4:32 AM by AresSmashedPrahjuhdee

It was only in the last 2 or 3 minutes that Diego mounted/got his back. if it was for almost the whole round, then you would be able to consider it a 10-8 round.

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12/12/12 4:26 AM by JakodaRay

Diego was robbed against Ellenberger! 3rd round was definitely a 10-8 round for Diego and he was also robbed of a 5 round main event(UFC blew it!)

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12/12/12 4:22 AM by AresSmashedPrahjuhdee

before Kampmann derailed the Ellenberger hype train, Diego made Ellenberger his son for the last 3 minutes of their fight.

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12/12/12 4:21 AM by flip_guard

I like it:Dana make it happen!!!Diego vs Nate

goeb site profile image  

12/12/12 4:15 AM by goeb

I thought he was gonna fight Gomi?So many good fights for him at 155, more so than his previous stint there.

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12/12/12 12:35 AM by Jspec

Lol "dazedandconfused" lived up to the name,

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12/12/12 12:20 AM by stonepony

Diego is ALWAYS a must-watch fighter. The guy's psychotic intensity is great. I would love to see him and Nate. Nate should drop significantly, after the beating, so it wouldn't be too inappropriate.