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Diego Sanchez Toying With Return to Lightweight, Potential Matchups With Pettis & Diaz

UFC's Diego Sanchez considering lightweight return, likes Anthony Pettis matchup

“We’ll see where I end up, but I’m still kind of a lighter welterweight,” he said. “I really try to lift weights, but the shoulder injury sort of set me back. As I heal up, my body’s going to get a little smaller, so I might just go down to 155.”


“The last time I was at 155, I was just a wreck,” he said. “Mentally, I was still young and partying a lot, and I was still smoking weed. I was just a wild child. Now that I’m grounded and have my life together and am married, I’m just focused. So maybe 155 might be a better weight for me.

A completely focused Diego is always a scary thing for the UFC's lightweight division. However, the division is twice as stacked as it was back when he made his first run a few years ago. Can he do it again?