'Nightmare' returns: Diego Sanchez 'dropping back to 155' after UFC 121

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"He’s a tough guy. I think his striking’s good, but I don’t think it’s great. I think he kinda got lucky with the Koscheck knockout and I don’t think he’s some flashy standup guy. I see a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu guy; that’s his base, that’s his foundation, and that’s his strength. As far as his wrestling goes, he’s been outwrestled in the past by several guys so I see holes in his game. I think he’s very tough and I think he’s the perfect opponent for me right now in my career. And just for the record, I do plan on dropping back to 155 after this fight. Me and Greg (Jackson) and the team are just gonna work together and see what (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) can get lined up for me. And like I said, my whole mindset is to earn the victory and that’s it."

The original "Ultimate Fighter," Diego Sanchez, may be making his final appearance as a welterweight when he takes on Paulo Thiago at UFC 121 this Saturday night (Oct. 23) in Anaheim. Promotion President Dana White, along with many mixed martial arts pundits, believed his "nightmare" loss to 170-pound rising star John Hathaway at UFC 114 back in May was a clear indication that he was better suited for the lightweight division. Is there a chance we may finally see that long awaited rematch with "KenFlo" in 2011?

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