In what will be a quick turnaround, Diego Sanchez is set to return to action this June 7th when he takes on Ross Pearson in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The hometown bout will be Sanchez’s second fight in less than three months and his first opportunity to expunge the memory of his last outing.
In the match – a March 15th unanimous decision loss to Myles Jury at UFC 171 – Sanchez put on a disappointing performance and was easily out worked and out pointed by the rising lightweight star. The net result of the fight was the Jury ascended onto the rankings ladder landing at number twelve, while Sanchez, who had been clinging on to the list at number fifteen, fell off.
Post-fight, “The Dream” claimed that his Octagon efforts had been hindered by a case of food poisoning that he’d succumb to the night before the bout. Consequently, he hadn’t been up to snuff for the Dallas event.
However, as Sanchez stated to MMAWeekly.com today, this time through in “The Q” the fighter intends on proving that which he failed to prove in Texas last March, which is that he’s better than he’s ever been. Regarding his motivation for doing so, Sanchez stipulated that it’s for his own “personal satisfaction.”
As Ross Pearson is himself a game fighter, a match between the pair should be an entertaining affair. Of course, the assumption is predicated on “The Dream” swearing off the raw steak and quail eggs before the fight.