"This is the fight of my life. I’m preparing, I’m training the harder I can for this fight. I’m doing a lot strength training, submission, but my biggest strength is my heart, conditioning, technique and I feel that these three things are going to be the biggest factor in this fight. Once I show the pace I put in this fight… I’ll put a pace he never felt before.... I got all these wonderful teammates and we’re just training hard and getting ready, and I don’t think Thiago will be ready for what I prepared for him."
Diego Sanchez comments on his upcoming fight with Thiago Alves at UFC 90: "Silva vs. Cote" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on October 25. "The Nightmare" also shares his thoughts on "The Pitbull's" recent inability to make weight, which he feels was a big advantage in his win over Matt Hughes earlier this year. The winner of the bout between Alves and Sanchez will likely earn number one welterweight title contender status.