Diego Sanchez has bounced around from lightweight to welterweight while competing in the UFC.
Now, as he continues to heal from recent surgery to fix a torn labrum he suffered two years ago, Sanchez is looking at a possible lightweight match upon his return.
In an interview with MMA Junkie’s Radio show, the current welterweight discussed his interest in a move to 155 pounds.
“I’m probably going to be going down to 155 for the next fight,” Sanchez said. “And there are some possible opponents I’m looking at.”
In his last bout, Sanchez suffered a loss to Jake Ellenberger. He said the defeat, and time off because of the surgery, has allowed him to think hard about lightweight.
“We’ll see where I end up, but I’m still kind of a lighter welterweight,” “The Dream” 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.”
Sanchez earned himself a title fight after three consecutive wins at lightweight, but was defeated by BJ Penn. The Jackson MMA-trained fighter believes he is in a much better position in his life right now, adding, “The last time I was at 155, I was just a wreck.”