Diego Sanchez has revealed that his brief stint at featherweight is already at an end after just one fight, a unanimous decision loss to Ricardo Lamas at the TUF Latin America 2 Finale last month.
“My next fight will be at 155,” Sanchez wrote on Twitter. “It was a bit to much weight to cut without iv’s.”
Sanchez did actually win his last fight at lightweight, though it was an extremely controversial split decision ruling against Ross Pearson that pretty much nobody other than the judges thought that he had done enough to emerge victorious from.
Prior to that he’d lost two fights in a row against Gilbert Melendez and Myles Jury, with a split decision win against Takanori Gomi being the other fight during his latest stint at lightweight.
Overall Sanchez is now 2-3 in his last five fights and both of his wins were questionable, so the 34 year-old has a lot of work to do if he’s to regain anything like the form he showed earlier in his career where he once held a 17-0 record, including becoming the UFC’s first ever winner of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.
At this stage there’s no word on who Sanchez will be facing next, or when he will return to the Octagon.