“All in all, the real truth, when I saw Conor McGregor drop down to 145, the guy is my size, he’s not bigger. Straight up. He is my size if not bigger. And I was like, ‘Whoa, look at this guy, he has a huge size advantage going into all of his fights.’ He has reach and the leverage. It made sense, so to be able to see someone my size do it, and do it effectively and correctly, it made sense for me to do it. And once I got it in my head, I knew it was the next step.”
UFC middleweight/welterweight/lightweight/upcoming featherweight Diego Sanchez recently talked to The MMA Hour about why he decided to jump to 145 lb. division. The reason, if you can believe it, came from interim featherweight champ Conor McGregor.
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