Diego Sanchez has competed all around the world.
However, he has not been able to fight in front of his New Mexico fans since 2004 while competing for King of the Cage.
The UFC recently announced plans to head to Albuquerque in June with UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov, and “The Dream” is hoping to be part of the card.
— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) March 28, 2014
Sanchez was born in Albuquerque and continues to live there, training out of the Jackson-Winkeljohn gym. He is coming off back-to-back decision losses to Myles Jury and Gilbert Melendez.
In his career, the former Ultimate Fighter winner is a perfect 4-0 in his native city and 7-0 in New Mexico overall.
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