There may be no other fighter more experienced than Diego Sanchez when it comes to the ups and downs of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The 12-year veteran has competed from featherweight all the way up to middleweight, but has once again returned home to the 155-pound division. As Sanchez gears up for his upcoming tilt at UFC Fight Night 108 on April 22 opposite a returning Al Iaquinta, he believes he’s in the best shape of his entire career and ready to drag the New Yorker into deep water. Here is what Sanchez had to say during a recent appearance on Luke Thomas’ SiriusXM Rush radio show:
I’m in the best shape of my life and I plan on making a seven-pound weight cut just because seven’s a luck number. Seven is God’s number and so this time around I’m doing a seven-pound weight cut, I’m coming in there and I’m bringing hell and high water to Al Iaquinta. I’m bringing mountains. He lives at 10-feet altitude in Long Island, New York, or wherever the hell New York is. He lives at 10 feet. I’m over here, I just ran the mountain at 7,000 feet. I’m on the mountain right now, so I’m coming with the fire man.
Sanchez, 35, is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 98 this past November. However, the wily veteran hasn’t won back-to-back contests since defeating Martin Kampmann and Paulo Thiago at welterweight from 2010-2011. He’ll look to start 2017 off with a bang against a proven top 15 threat like Iaquinta, who has won his last four, including a split-decision victory over welterweight standout Jorge Masvidal.
UFC Fight Night 108 will take place from inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., and headlined by a featherweight scrap between veteran Cub Swanson and Straight Blast Gym power puncher Artem Lobov.
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