12 Feb 2009 11:11:28 AM
(Diego Sanchez experiences a moment of Zen.)
Diego Sanchez swears making lightweight to fight Joe Stevenson at UFC 95 won’t be a problem for him, although it sounds like it won’t be terribly easy either. Sanchez was late to today’s media conference call and explained it by saying he was trying to cut a few extra pounds in the sauna. The former welterweight said he weighed 193 pounds on Christmas Eve, and is now struggling to get those lost few pounds off in order to make 155 next Saturday.
“I don’t see myself staying at lightweight forever,” Sanchez explained, saying he wanted to challenge himself and thought he’d better hurry up and do it while he was still in his twenties and could lose weight fairly easily.
“I never really cut much weight for 170. Fighting guys like Jon Fitch, who put on seventeen, eighteen pounds after the weigh-in, I was a little outsized.”
At lightweight, Sanchez said he hopes to eventually face B.J. Penn. Then he proceeded to bash “The Prodigy” for showing up to face Georges St. Pierre without getting himself in good enough shape.Read More DIGG THIS