"That last fight with Hathaway I wasn’t disciplined, wasn’t focused and was making the wrong decisions with my personal life. I had this idea in my head that I was gonna go in there and just knock him out. Karma came around and bit me in the ass pretty hard with a big knee in the face in the first round.... When it’s all said and done, I got my life together; I got my act together. I stopped partying. I said, ‘Hell, I don’t want to lose any more fights in my career.' The only thing I can tell you is I was very humbled by God, and I had to humble my whole lifestyle. I made a lot of changes. I realized what I want in my life. Now I’m just moving toward the positive. The main thing I learned from my losses was that, in the fight game, you earn the victory.... I know in my heart that was a watered-down version of Diego Sanchez. This time around, Dana White is gonna be saying, ‘Holy sh-t, Diego looks amazing at 170."
-- Former number one lightweight contender Diego Sanchez tells Sherdog.com that he intends to finish Paulo Thiago tonight at UFC 121, which is something that Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann have been unable to do before him. Sure, the Brazilian lost two of those four matches (Fitch and Kampmann), but he showed that he is incredibly resilient and can hang with the top guys in the division even in defeat. Is the "Nightmare" -- who currently appears torn between the welterweight and lightweight divisions -- the one who can put actually put Thiago away? Or is Sanchez just a bloated 155-pound fighter who should be happy with a win at 170 pounds regardless of how it happens?