Diego Sanchez Issues Statement Following Loss To Jake Matthews

Diego SanchezUFC Welterweight and former Lightweight title contender Diego Sanchez issued an emotional statement on his Instagram following his disappointing loss to Jake Matthews by unanimous decision at UFC 253 this past weekend. “Warriors don’t always win they do however always survive! I took a fight on the other side of the world on a months […]

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UFC Welterweight and former Lightweight title contender Diego Sanchez issued an emotional statement on his Instagram following his disappointing loss to Jake Matthews by unanimous decision at UFC 253 this past weekend.

“Warriors don’t always win they do however always survive! I took a fight on the other side of the world on a months notice, fought my fourth primed 26 year old out of the last five opponents. With a torn labrum in my left hip! I positively pressed the fight with a streaking 5-1 welterweight prospect. Had a face to face with @danawhite with not one negative word only respect and love. I might have some haters but that’s only a accurate identification of successfulness. Made it my 36 trip to the octagon. Today I will get treatment on my torn labrum @utahstemcells @jon_anik was incorrect during fight commentary as he credited stem cell for helping me in between fights. This is my first partnership with a stem cell facility and am very excited to see how this treatment can help extend my longevity.”

Sanchez had expressed interest in having his final fight be against McGregor during UFC 253 fight week.

The former champion in Conor McGregor responded to Sanchez’s wish on Twitter bysuggesting that he had already requested the match-up from UFC officials.

“To Diego Sanchez,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “I seen your recent comments about your final bout and I am in! After you fought [Michel] Pereira, I had requested for myself and you to compete in Dublin. This was back in February when I was working on opposition for my season, pre-COVID. Good luck this weekend!”

Unfortunately for Sanchez, his loss to Matthews this past weekend has all but crushed his hopes of fighting the Irishman one day for his final fight.

What do you think of Sanchez’ Post UFC 253 Statement? Will we see him have one more final fight?

Jake Matthews Nearly Apologized To Diego Sanchez During Ground & Pound

Jake Matthews picked up the most notable win of his career at UFC 253. On the prelims of the card, Matthews dominated Diego Sanchez en route to a lopsided decision win. It was hard to watch for many fans and Matthews said he even nearly apologized to t…

Jake Matthews picked up the most notable win of his career at UFC 253. On the prelims of the card, Matthews dominated Diego Sanchez en route to a lopsided decision win. It was hard to watch for many fans and Matthews said he even nearly apologized to the former TUF winner. “That last bit of […]

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Diego Sanchez Looking For Legend Fights, Wants To End Career Fighting Conor McGregor

SanchezDiego Sanchez is looking to end his career by facing fellow legends culminating in a fight with Conor McGregor. Sanchez has four fights remaining on his UFC deal and the first of them takes place this weekend at UFC 253 when he meets Australian welterweight Jake Matthews. And although he claims to not be looking […]

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Diego Sanchez is looking to end his career by facing fellow legends culminating in a fight with Conor McGregor.

Sanchez has four fights remaining on his UFC deal and the first of them takes place this weekend at UFC 253 when he meets Australian welterweight Jake Matthews.

And although he claims to not be looking past Matthews, Sanchez plans on finishing his UFC stint strong and facing some legends along the way.

“My goals in these last four fights in the UFC is to finish strong, to finish healthy,” Sanchez said to media recently (via Essentially Sports). “… I shoot for the moon man, I shoot for the moon in everything I do. I’m looking for legend fights…I’m not looking past Jake Matthews, but I’m looking for some legend fights.”

As for the legends he has in mind? They include the Diaz brothers, having notably defeated Nick when they fought back in 2005.

But the biggest name on Sanchez’s wishlsit is former two-weight champion McGregor.

“Nick Diaz is coming back. There’s some other names, Nate Diaz, there’s a lot of big fights that would be appealing for the fans,” Sanchez added. “I said I shoot for the moon, Conor McGregor is the number four fight. I envision myself dominating these next three fights and finishing my career with a fight with Conor McGregor.

“That’s my dream, that’s my vision. As I build my legacy and his does what his does, I’ll be waiting if he wants to do it at the end of the road.”

Sanchez and McGregor have gone back-and-forth in the past and most recently, the latter teased a fight with the former earlier this year. However, McGregor was more than likely joking around as a fight between the two seems highly unlikely.

Then again, don’t tell Sanchez that.

What do you make of Sanchez’s comments?

Diego Sanchez Says UFC 253 Fight Against Jake Matthews ‘Could Be My Last’

Diego Sanchez knows his fighting career is coming to a close. Sanchez has been fighting professionally since 2002 and actually won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter at middleweight. He has since fought at middleweight, welterweight, lightweight,…

Diego Sanchez knows his fighting career is coming to a close. Sanchez has been fighting professionally since 2002 and actually won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter at middleweight. He has since fought at middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight and has fought the who’s who of the division. The 38-year-old has had 42 professional […]

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3 Fights Added To UFC Auckland Following Felder vs. Hooker

Following the news that Paul Felder and Dan Hooker would headline the UFC’s return to Auckland on February 23, another three fights have been added to the card. Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro features as he returns to action for the first time since his TKO defeat to Mauricio Rua last year against Vinicius Moreira. Pedro […]

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Following the news that Paul Felder and Dan Hooker would headline the UFC’s return to Auckland on February 23, another three fights have been added to the card.

Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro features as he returns to action for the first time since his TKO defeat to Mauricio Rua last year against Vinicius Moreira.

Pedro has lost three of his last four bouts after entering the promotion as an unbeaten prospect. A win against Moreira — loser of his last three outings — would signal the Aussie’s first win in nearly two years.

Another Aussie in Jake Matthews will look to make it two wins in a row when he faces Emil Meek in a welterweight bout. The 25-year-old was previously on a three-fight winning streak until he was submitted by Anthony Rocco Martin in December last year. He would bounce back with a conservative unanimous decision win over Rostem Akman at UFC 243 last month.

Meek, meanwhile, is on a two-fight losing streak and hasn’t fought since getting outpointed by Bartosz Fabinski in July 2018. His loss before that was a unanimous decision defeat to current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Lastly, Ben Sosoli looks to get his first UFC win when he meets Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Sosoli made his debut in a now-overturned decision defeat to Greg Hardy last month.

Rogerio de Lima, on the other hand, has been alternating between wins and losses since 2015. His last outing was a submission defeat to Stefan Struve.

What do you think of the UFC Auckland card so far?

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UFC 243’s Jake Matthews Wants Carlos Condit Next

UFC welterweight Jake Matthews got back on the win column and is now targeting Carlos Condit for his next fight. Matthews outpointed Rostem Akman at UFC 243 last night. It puts him at four wins in his last five outings, but even more impressive is the fact that he holds the most UFC wins (8) […]

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UFC welterweight Jake Matthews got back on the win column and is now targeting Carlos Condit for his next fight.

Matthews outpointed Rostem Akman at UFC 243 last night. It puts him at four wins in his last five outings, but even more impressive is the fact that he holds the most UFC wins (8) by an Australian-born fighter.

Although he wasn’t impressed with his performance against Akman, “The Celtic Kid” felt it was necessary given the circumstances:

“It’s hard for the fans to understand, but if he was a top 10 fighter, I would have swung for the fences,” Matthews said (via Sherdog). “This was a very dangerous fight for me. He’s a relative newcomer and I’ve been here for 12 fights.

I had to show that maturity and experience. I felt completely in control. Most of my fights are a blur, but this one I was aware of everything going on. I’m very happy with that. I got the win, which is the main thing.”

He now wants a step up in competition and that meant calling for a fight with former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit.

Although Condit is booked to face Mickey Gall next in December, and has also lost his last five outings in a row, he is still a huge name and Matthews expects him to get back to winning ways.

“I asked for Carlos Condit this fight, but I know he’s fighting Mickey Gall next,” he added. “So once Carlos is done smashing Mickey, I’d like to have that legend fight.”

Are you down to see Condit vs. Matthews?

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