Two UFC veterans are to collide as Diego Sanchez is all set to take on Donald Cerrone on May 8.
Diego Sanchez, who turned 39 last December is fighting in the final fight of his UFC career at UFC on ESPN 24.
Not only is it Diego Sanchez’ last fight, but he also plans on retiring Donald Cerrone and forcing him to call it quits.
“You’re just going to see me at my best, and I don’t know what ‘Cowboy’ is going to come, but you’re going to see me at my best,” Sanchez told Mike Swick on the “Real Quick with Mike Swick” podcast. “I’m going in there with everything that I have, all my skills, everything that I’ve learned over the course of this career and at the end of the career, really sharpening that blade. I’m going to take care of myself, and I’m going to move correctly.
“I’m going to move in there so smooth. We’ll make this sh*t look easy. ‘Cowboy,’ he might be planning on finishing out those five fights he signed when he signed the Conor McGregor deal, but as I’m ready for retirement, ‘Cowboy’s ass better get ready for retirement too. He don’t know, but this is probably going to be his retirement fight, too.”
Diego Sanchez feeling motivated ahead of the Donald Cerrone fight
Diego Sanchez and Donald Cerrone have a minor beef brewing of their own. Fews years ago, Donald Cerrone called out Diego Sanchez for a fight and said that he would finish him in a highlight-reel knockout.
“With ‘Cowboy’ talking all this mess that I’m not the legend, and I’m just going to be another highlight on his highlight reel, yeah, it added extra motivation for me to be like, ‘All right, you want to take me lightly, take me lightly,’ because I’m the wrong guy to do that (with),” Diego Sanchez said. “This is the wrong time to do this in my career because honestly, I’m feeling better than I ever have. It’s been three hard, long years working with Joshua Fabia on revamping my whole entire style, to learn how to defend myself and to strike properly.
“So I’m super excited for this ‘Cowboy’ fight, and I’m motivated as hell. I want to go out there and kick his ass. I want to take it to him, I want to bring the fight to him. When you’re training for your retirement fight, you just take sh*t more seriously because you know this is going be your last time that you make the walk.” Diego Sanchez concluded. (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)
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