Props: "IT'S TIME!!!"
"I wasn't really thinking about whether I was winning or losing. I just knew that going into the second and third rounds that they were mine. When you get injured, as a fighter -- you get cut -- you know that the fight could be stopped. So when I get cut it brings something out of me like a sense of urgency, a sense to fight harder. And that's what happened in the fight: I got cut and was like 'alright, well shit, I better leave it all out there.' I just felt like he couldn't hurt me with his punches. I felt like he wasn't going to daze me -- I didn't get dazed at all in the whole fight. I got cut, but I wasn't hurt. I had my legs the whole fight. My vision was fine."
Diego Sanchez was so focused and so ready to #EarnIt against Martin Kampmann in the UFC on Versus 3 main event that he apparently felt no pain. That's rather remarkable, considering the enormous damage that the "Hitman" inflicted throughout their epic three-round blood bath, which Sanchez somehow won via unanimous decision after all was said and done. "The Dream" was able to recover after a lopsided first round beat down and bait the technically-superior striker into a street fight in the final two frames. It was a fight for the ages, but perhaps more important, a fight that demonstrated the sheer guts and determination that Sanchez possesses each time he steps foot inside the Octagon. In 27 professional mixed martial arts fights, he's never been stopped because of strikes ... just one cut (B.J. Penn, UFC 107). Now we know the reason.