I’ve been attempting to live an internet and cable bill free life for the last three weeks and so far it hasn’t been as painless as I thought it would be. At first I wasn’t sure how I’d still be able to get my fill of MMA info without in home net or cable but luckily I’ve discovered some fantastic work arounds that have helped keep me in the in the know. Last week I discovered the wifi from my apartment complex leasing office can be borrowed from as far away as a lounge chair next to the pool. It’s like I go on a mini vacation every night after work now. I just pack up my laptop, an iced coffee and some coconut oil and head over to the pool for entertainment.
The pool at my complex is like my own real life variety show of entertainment. Just about every night there’s at least one rudimentary street mma bout, trash talk battles akin to the short lived mtv show ‘yo momma’ or a spontaneous freestyle hip hop cypher session. I definitely don’t need cable when I have live uncut versions of mtv, BET and Spike right in my own backyard.
Rainy days, when the pool isn’t open, I’ve taken to going through a box of old DVDs and decided to pull out the old seasons of TUF and rewatch them as a sort of refresher. Last night I finished up season one, the season that just happened to feature Diego Sanchez as one of the contenders and ultimately winner of the middleweight contract. Hard to believe Diego was at one time a big middleweight frate trane in training, because now he is talking about dropping all the way down to lightweight from his current welterweight status.
Diego talked to MMAjunkie this week about a potential drop to 155 and who he’d like to fight in his lightweight comeback fight.
“The last time I was at 155, I was just a wreck. Mentally, I was still young and partying a lot, and I was still smoking weed. I was just a wild child. Now that I’m grounded and have my life together and am married, I’m just focused. So maybe 155 might be a better weight for me.”
Regarding Anthony Pettis:
“We’ll be recovering about the same time. I think he got the same surgery as me, so it’d be an even playing field. I told Dana I really liked that fight. I want to fight a guy who’s a fan favorite and who has a lot of fans and is a big draw. It’d make us both better, the sport better. Plus, the guy has a win over the champ, so that’d bump me up right to the top (of the division).”
Regarding Nate Diaz:
“Them Diaz brothers are just scrappers. It’d be a ‘Fight of the Night.’ You’re going to get the ground game, standup. You’re going to get it all. You’re going to get a real fight with a Diaz.”
Sanchez has already called 155 home and had a fairly successful run before he decided to move up to welterweight. He fought crazy wars with guys like Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson and won them before losing to BJ Penn in one of the bloodiest and memorable UFC battles ever. Lightweight isn’t a scary unknown place for Diego and it will be fun to see him make a return to the ranks. [source]