Diego Sanchez is staying @ 170....
- 01-19-2008, 11:22 PM
- 01-19-2008, 11:29 PM
Yup, should've dropped to 155. He's listed at 5'11", that is the shortest 5'11" I've ever seen. Probably closer to 5'9". He might beat Roan, but will never be able to beat the top guys at WW.
01-19-2008, 11:34 PM
01-20-2008, 03:54 AM
Roan is a solid fighter. Diego might be a b1tch, but he's good. I think I saw a match between Diego and Marcelo Garcia, and Diego held his own. That said, I hope Diego gets smoked.
01-20-2008, 07:44 AM
Diego will be middle of the road at 170, he will be up and ocmers but that is about it. He will be the Tito Ortiz of 170. However, he might do fairly well at 155 but I think Penn and Sherk would beat him regardless.
01-20-2008, 01:32 PM
01-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Agreed. Speaking of fighters languishing in their weight class, where do you guys think 'Ace' should move? I personally think he is done. I do not think he could cut to WW, and wouldn't fair much better at LHW.
01-20-2008, 02:51 PM
Ace is stuck. He can't beat Anderson or Hendo. Going to 170 would be insane. He might do decent at 205, but I could list 10 guys that would beat him at 205 and only 3 or 4 that could beat him at 185. I think he'll end up being UFC's gatekeeper at 185, a damn good gatekeeper.
01-20-2008, 03:19 PM
Yeah, I feel bad for him. I like Rich quite a bit, he's a seemingly very humble fighter. So respectable that it is refreshing. It isn't an arrogant Hughes-type respect either, just plain humility. I thought the fights between Anderson and himself were telling of just how noble an MMA match can be.
01-20-2008, 03:47 PM
Diego could stay around 5 or 6 at WW possibly, but he'd get owned by GSP. His fight with Fitch was somewhat close and the Koscheck fight didn't really tell us anything. Diego might be a handful at 155, though.
Rich's chin wouldn't hold up at 205 and he couldn't bully people with his size. He wouldn't do well there IMO. He's got to hope that Hendo wins, and he can make another run at it.
01-20-2008, 04:20 PM
01-20-2008, 04:23 PM
01-20-2008, 05:07 PM
Rich has KO power, but yeah he would get owned by Hendo. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I just meant that he should never fight Anderson again (and he probably doesn't want to). Tough dudes seem like pvssies when they fight Anderson. Rich fought 3 rounds with a broken hand and ****ed up ankle, but looked like he wanted to quit against AS. Marquardt was similar after tasting a few punches.
01-20-2008, 05:12 PM
He has decent KO power, but he wouldn't be likely to KO any decent chinned 205ers. I mean let me use a little MMAmath on you. Look how Rivera handled Rich's best shots, then look at what my boy T-Mar did to Rivera
01-20-2008, 05:18 PM
Ha. Let's make it T-mart for his nickname. So your boys are now T-mart and E-fed. Not suer that I've ever seen Rivera's fight with Rich.
01-20-2008, 05:23 PM
T-mart it is. Franklin/Rivera was a good fight. Lot's of dirty boxing. Rich gets clipped pretty good at one point I think. Rich wins with an armbar with very little time remaining. Both were pretty beat up after that fight
01-20-2008, 05:26 PM
01-20-2008, 05:33 PM
01-20-2008, 05:56 PM
01-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Although Diego Sanchez (17-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) previously announced that he would face Roan Carneiro at UFC 82, the UFC welterweight yesterday issued a new MySpace bulletin stating that his opponent would instead be David Bielkheden (12-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
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