Diego Sanchez is currently scheduled to compete at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. That hasn’t stopped him on his campaign trail to earning another shot at the lightweight title. He competed once for UFC gold, being thoroughly demolished by (then champ) BJ Penn at UFC 107.
He recently talked to mmajunkie.com on the holes that he sees in Benson Henderson’s game plans.
”He’s strong, but in the Gilbert fight, he didn’t try to do one takedown the whole fight, which I think a champion would see, ‘I’m not dominating this fight in the standup, so let’s work for something else. Let’s try to change it up and at least get some points.’ At least try to win some rounds more convincingly, the way he did with Jim Miller. But he was just very content in his striking style and throwing the kicks. I saw it as a mediocre performance, and I think I can get in there and beat this guy.”
Diego Sanchez has a long way to go before earning another shot at the belt. His last win was controversial in its own way. He Defeated Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel 8. Fans felt that Takanori Gomi did enough to earn the “W” but the judges gave it to Sanchez.
Will Diego get a chance at gold again? First thing’s first, defeating his opponent at UFC 164.