Paulo Thiago talks about Diego Sanchez. "If someone will get fired, it'll be him"


Props: Tatame


What are you expecting of this fight against Diego?


It’s a hard fight, but I’m training hard and getting ready... I believe everything will work out just fine.


What are his strong points?


Diego is left-handed, what makes it hard because there’re few left-handed, so to get a training partner is a hard thing. He spin around during the fight all time, has a great conditioning. The thing is I have to work on my conditioning to hold him during all fight and work a lot on my bang and ground game, so that I get at my best because he’s dangerous.


Diego said he still don’t know if he will fight among the welterweight or on the lightweight division, but that he hopes a war between you too, promising to give you a "nightmare". What do you think of it?


To speak, he can speak what he wants. He’s on the same situation as me… He’s even worse, he’s coming from two losses, so it’ll worth his job. Both of us will give our best, this nightmare thing is bullshit.


So, your ideia is to send him back to the lightweight division?


If it’s up to me, if someone will get fired, it’ll be him.


What are your training plans? Do you intend to train more in Rio de Janeiro?


I was going to Rio, but I had to change my plans because the guys on X-Gym are out to fight on Strikeforce, but I’ll spend a week in Las Vegas and maybe I’ll train with Wanderlei (Silva). O Wallid (Ismail) is dealing with it for me, but I’m training hard here in Brasília, all Brazilian have scheduled fights.


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