Sanchez announces return to lightweight division

Monday, December 10, 2012

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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