Anthony Pettis Outlines Why He’s Calling For Fight With Diego Sanchez
By FCF Staff
Anthony Pettis is coming off memorable bouts with Tony Ferguson, Stephen Thompson and Nate Diaz, and the former champ’s looking to extend that trend against Diego Sanchez.
Pettis faced Diaz at UFC 241 last month, and lost to the star in a welterweight contest via unanimous decision. That defeat followed a KO win over Thompson in March, and a TKO loss (corner stoppage) to Ferguson in October.
Recently “Showtime” spoke with MMA Junkie, and Pettis (22-9) outlined why he’s hoping to fight Sanchez next.
“I’m a good spot right now where I could make 155,” Pettis said. “Like the Nate Diaz fight, I only fought him at 176 pounds. I only gained six pounds with my weight cut. I want Diego Sanchez. That’s what I told Duke.
“I feel like especially the fans want to see it,” Pettis said. “That’s what it’s all about. If the fans want to see the fights I choose, then it works out. Look who I just fought. From (Tony) Ferguson, (Stephen) ‘Wonderboy’ (Thompson), Nate Diaz … even before that, I was fighting killers.”
Sanchez (29-12) is coming off a decision loss to Michael Chiesa in July, after defeating Mickey Gall and Craig White in back-to-back fights.