Diego Sanchez Moves Back up to Lightweight
<p><p>Diego Sanchez, who recently dropped down to featherweight, announced via Twitter that he would be moving back up to lightweight:</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><div data-oembed-url="https://twitter.com/DiegoSanchezUFC/status/684519447726403584"></p><p><blockquote align="center" class="twitter-tweet"></p><p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">My next fight will be at 155 it was a bit to much weight to cut without iv's</p></p><p>— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/DiegoSanchezUFC/status/684519447726403584">January 5, 2016</a></blockquote></p><p>[removed][removed]</p><p></div></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p dir="ltr">Sanchez (25-8) made his featherweight debut last November, in a <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/fight/5232/ricardo-lamas-vs-diego-sanchez">unanimous decision loss to #5 ranked contender Ricardo Lamas</a>. Sanchez spoke about his decision to drop one weight class on <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/8/12/9128461/diego-sanchez-says-conor-mcgregor-helped-influence-decision-to-drop">The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani</a>, saying that fighters like Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor cut a lot of weight and always hold the size advantage.</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p dir="ltr">Sanchez has spent the significant part of his career at lightweight and welterweight after dropping down from middleweight, <a href="http://mmajunkie.com/2015/11/ufc-fight-night-78-pre-fight-facts-diego-sanchez-second-to-fight-in-four-weight-classes">making him the second fighter in UFC history to compete in four weight classes.</a></p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p dir="ltr">After his first attempt at featherweight, the TUF 1 alum has decided to move back up one weight class after finding the extra 10-pound cut to be too much, especially with the recent ban of IV’s. No opponent has been announced yet for Diego Sanchez’s return to 155.</p></p><p><p> </p></p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.