You know how you can tell that Diego Sanchez‘s eccentricity is not an act? Skip to the 3:10 mark of Dana White’s weigh-in video blog and watch him psyching himself up before he gets on the scales. Dude is still more than twenty-four hours away from the fight itself at this point, but there he is, gently swaying back and forth while shouting ‘Yes!’ to himself, oblivious to the presence of any other human beings. Normal people — even normal people who get really into the vague platitudes of Tony Robbins — would probably choose to play it a little closer to the vest. Maybe they’d just think ‘Yes!’ over and over to themselves, or perhaps mutter it very softly. Not Diego. Probably because being embarrassed of his own actions has never even occurred to him.
Also worth noting here is one of B.J. Penn‘s cornermen, who stands just behind Sanchez as he works himself into a frenzy, and at one point glances back at Penn as if to say, ‘You seeing this?’ And yeah, Penn sees it and seems thoroughly unimpressed. I can’t wait to see who wins the race to the center of the Octagon.