After Diego Sanchez throughly pounded by youngster John Hathaway, Dana White strongly believes that the lightweight division is where “The Nightmare” belongs. Many fans complained that Sanchez looked stiff and wasn’t his normal aggressive fighting self. The fight ended after three rounds with a 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 unanimous decision. Here’s what White had to say.
“I don’t think Diego belongs at 170. I think it’s easier to be at 170. He looked soft. He looked real lethargic and slow and heavy. [One] fifty-five, Diego. Fifty-five. He’s a tough guy. I’m not his manager, but I think he should stay at 155. Listen, a loss to B.J. Penn doesn’t mean you go back up to 170. It means you stay at 155 and you do what Kenny Florian did. You stay in there and keep grinding it out and beating the top guys, and you get back in line and work your way up to the top again. Diego does not look good at 170.”