Diego Sanchez Plans To Always Be The Stronger Fighter
Diego Sanchez will look to regain his place in the welterweight rankings this evening when he takes on Martin Kampmann at UFC on Versus 3 and spoke with Sherdog.com this week about his change in training and his plans on being stronger than his opponents now that he is out of the lightweight division:
"I was injured the whole camp [for Thiago]. I had a hurt shoulder, [and] I had broke my hand, so I didnâ€™t get to lift at all for that camp. Thatâ€™s why I wasnâ€™t as big as I am now. Iâ€™m lifting again. Iâ€™m getting my strength back. I think the UFC is gonna be impressed with the way I come into this fight -- strong ... There will never be another fight for Diego Sanchez at 155. That was a brief hiatus. I told everybody I wanted to win the belt and go back up. Truthfully, I was never 100 percent at 55. I was always 75 percent. I was never strong. I was wiry strong, but I didnâ€™t have my brute strength that you have from lifting weights. I want to make a statement with how I look. I want guys to say, â€˜I canâ€™t believe how strong he was in there.â€™ I donâ€™t ever want to get out-strengthed in my career ever again."