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Diego Sanchez employs a painfully fan-friendly style, and has been doing it in the UFC since TUF 1. No other cast members remain, a fact he is proud of ahead of his fight on Saturday.
"I have an objective and that is to go in there and pull off the most cleanest, precision, razor-sharp skills," said Sanchez, as transcribed by Shakiel Mahjouri for MMA Mania. "I'm going out there to display my skills. I have a skillset. I have been training for a long time and this year I have a lot of new techniques, movements and mindsets to my MMA IQ. With this, I'm going out there to show you a whole new and improved, adapted Diego Sanchez. I have adapted once again. I have evolved once again."
"That is why I am still here and holding the longest UFC career. This is something that people don't really talk about so much. I'm still here. Ain't no one keep me out. You go look back and look at The Ultimate Fighter season one, ain't nobody looking this young and fresh. Ain't no one taking 1,672 strikes. Ain't no one have 500 stitches on his face and still looking clean. Still being able to speak. These are things that I'm bringing into the cage."
Diego Sanchez fights Michel Pereira in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 25 on Saturday, February 15 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.