Since returning from a year-long spell on the sidelines, where he was recovering from an injury, Conor McGregor has had a slew of frustrated fighters attempt to throw in their bid for a shot at the Irishman, the latest of which is Diego Sanchez.
Sanchez did not appear angry when he offered his thoughts on the surging featherweight and instead provided a surprisingly levelheaded opinion on the touted fighter. He even showed a keen interest in fighting him.
“I would love to fight this guy and he said he’d like to fight me too, so I definitely think it’s possible,” Sanchez told Submission Radio. “I think he’s really talented, I think he’s really tough, I just don’t agree with people going out there and thinking that, this guy thinks he’s like the Anderson Silva, he claims that he’s the ‘GOAT’, and I’m just like c’mon man you ain’t done enough to claim that.
“You know, I’m all for believing in yourself, but he’s taking it to the next level, and if he gets past Dustin Poirier then he’s definitely on that level, but you know he has that next tough fight. But if we get a fight, then we get a fight.”
To fully express his serious interest in fighting McGregor, Sanchez revealed that he even considered dropping down to featherweight just to challenge him.
“I’ve even possibly thought about going down to 145 just to fight him. Like as a matter of a fact, yesterday I was in my gym working out, and I was like ‘can I do it? Can I make 145?’ I was like ‘I’m gonna have to do like a 10 day fast, I’m gonna have to really sacrifice to get down to 145. I’m gonna have to lose some muscle’. And I was really giving it some serious thought, I’m like ‘but what if I’m stronger, what if I’m stringy. I’m gonna be long and stringy at that weight’.
“I was seriously giving it some consideration, and it’s not out of the question. It’s definitely not out of the question”
Transcription taken from Submission Radio.
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