In a post-UFC 76 article by Dave Doyle of Yahoo!, apparently Diego Sanchez is not ruling out dropping down to 155 lbs. following last night’s lost to Jon Fitch via unanimous decision:
“I’m contemplating in my mind if I’m going to drop to (1)55 or not, because I’m a smaller welterweight. I could do more powerlifting and put some more weight on or I could lose some weight.”
It sounds like he’s on the fence. He must have been pretty emotional coming off the loss. When I interview him on Steve Cofield’s Fox Sports Radio show in Vegas prior to UFC 74 he sounded pretty committed to 170 lbs. I think in the end, that’s where he’ll stay. Although, Diego at 155 lbs. would be pretty damn scary.