"You know what, I’m feeling the pure ecstasy of having a war, you know what I mean? A lot of UFC fighters, we dream about going in there and finishing a fight in the first round, but it’s the fights like I had tonight that, when you’re an old man, you’re like, 'Yeah, yeah, that was a war.' When I’m like 65 I can call Martin Kampmann and be like, 'Remember when we threw those hooks in the ring?' Those are the wars and the one’s you don’t forget. Whether you’re cut or, you know, you don’t forget these no matter what, and they’re fun. The whole fight all I was thinking was, ‘It’s going to land, it’s going to land, it’s going to land.’ I was planning on landing that right hook and dropping him. It landed a couple of times but he didn’t drop. When it all comes down to it I kind of threw the game plan out the window and made it a street fight, and that’s what I did honestly. I promise I’m going to have a very fast recovery. Jesus Christ is going to heal me. I’m going to be back in the Octagon soon."
Hello, Jesus? I have Diego Sanchez on line two. Sounds like the Albuquerque native was living "The Dream" during last night's (March 3) UFC on Versus 3 main event against Martin Kampmann in a 170-pound battle of the blood. Sanchez took home a controversial unanimous decision win and vows to return as quickly as possible. But against who? Anyone interested in "Sanchez vs. Kampmann 2?" Or is it time for him to move on to bigger and better things?
Hear more from Sanchez in his post-fight video interview after the jump.