White is thinking about having a talk with Sanchez to discuss the future of his professional MMA career.
“I love Diego Sanchez, and I don’t know,” White said at the UFC 253 post-fight press conference (via Farah Hannoun & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “It’s something I’ve got to think about, and it’s obviously something that I’ve got to talk to the guys about back when we get home in the office and see what everybody thinks. I got these guys now – you got Diego Sanchez, who fights his heart out every time he fights, he was part of ‘TUF 1,’ everybody knows how I feel about those guys, and he’s just a great person. Then you got ‘Cowboy’ (Cerrone), who you can say all the same things about, and as these guys start to get older and start racking up some losses, it’s tough. But Diego is like – I want to say, I don’t know for sure off the top of my head, but he’s won three of his last five or something like that, but yeah it’s tough. It’s the not fun part of this job.”
Sanchez has won three of his last five under the UFC banner and he holds a 19-13-0 record in the UFC. Sanchez is also the only fighter left from the Ultimate Fighter 1 that holds a spot on the UFC roster.