After only two fights at lightweight, Diego Sanchez is supposedly being granted a title shot at the division’s belt. It is surely a move that will frustrate deserving true contenders such as Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.
Sanchez has told 5th Round (not to be confused with us) that he has been guaranteed a crack at the winner of B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian’s UFC 101 clash. To quote…
“It’s guaranteed. After August 2nd, it’s on. I get the winner.”
If Florian bests current champ Penn inside the Octagon, it would now set up a rematch from their days in first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Both men originally competed at middleweight, and have now made their ways down to 155 lbs.