UFC fighter Diego Sanchez makes move back to lightweight official

LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Diego Sanchez weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter John Hathaway at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

It's been nearly three years since Diego Sanchez last competed at 155 pounds.

The event was UFC 107 and "The Dream" was fighting B.J. Penn for the UFC lightweight title, which he would lose via fifth round doctor stoppage.

He returned to the welterweight division after the loss, and has had a very up and down stint, most recently losing a spirited decision at the hands of Jake Ellenberger in a fight where the momentum shifted so heavily that the Ultimate Fighting Championship changed it's policy and made all main events five round fights, no matter what channel they were broadcasted on.

After strong rumors that Sanchez would again drop down to lightweight, he confirmed the news via his twitter account while speaking with UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

"its back to 155 for me... Should be good!!"

The last time Sanchez made the cut to 155 pounds, he was not affiliated with Greg Jackson's gym. Will things be different this time around?

Sanchez made his lightweight debut by defeating former title challenger Joe Stevenson via unanimous decision in February of 2009. He followed up that win by defeating Clay Guida in 2009's Fight of the Year at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season nine finale to earn his shot.

The eccentric Sanchez made waves with his positive thinking and of course, the now infamous "Yes! cartwheels" which have transcended mixed martial arts. Even WWE superstar Daniel Bryan based his in-ring mannerisms on "The Dream."

While Sanchez may not be the most technical fighter in the UFC, he can always be counted on to put on a very entertaining fight with high octane action.

Who would you like to see him face in his lightweight return?

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