San Diego, CA (PressExposure) December 11, 2009 -- Diego Sanchez is definitely The Man in The Arena. In this case, The Arena is the San Diego MMA Gym that trains some of the best MMA fighters on the planet. Now, Diego Sanchez is being readied for battle at The Arena in preparation for the fight of his life with BJ Penn.
Sanchez has been providing some of the most entertaining fights in UFC history for years and is expected to be a UFC star for the foreseeable future. As MMA has grown in popularity, so has the fame of its fighters. Few of these fighters, however, have the ability to excite the fans like UFC fighter Diego Sanchez.
From his high school wrestling days when he won the New Mexico State Championship, to winning the first season of the Ultimate Fighter reality show, to his incredible battles in the UFC, Sanchez has been steadily gathering a legion of followers. Known for his iron jaw and unconquerable fighting spirit, Diego has been battling his way to the top of the fight game for the past decade.
With a professional MMA record of 23-2, he has been churning through a long list of highly regarded opponents, including Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Karo Parisyan, Joe Riggs, Joe Stevenson, and most recently Glay Guida. In fact, many people regard the Sanchez-Guida fight, which Diego won on June 20th 2009, as THE MMA fight of 2009.
After 7 years of professional fighting, this modern-day gladiator finally earned a shot at the UFC Lightweight Title, fighting fellow warrior BJ Penn on December 12th 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee for UFC 107. To prepare for this ultimate challenge, Diego has been mentored by head coach Saulo Ribeiro, owner of the world-famous University of Jiu Jitsu alongside brother Xande Ribeiro.
Both Ribeiro brothers are legends in the martial arts world, with Saulo being the first man ever to win 6 World Titles in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Xande winning 6 as well. Under Sauloâs tutelage, Diego has evolved his fight game to a completely new level, readying himself to take his place among MMA's greats.
These days, Diego and Saulo prepare for battle out of The Arena, the San Diego MMA gym that is rapidly building a reputation as one of the finest schools in the United States for MMA training. Besides teaching students interested in learning the various martial arts MMA comprises, The Arena also hosts a Professional MMA team which includes numerous top-tier fighters in their own right. But for now, Sanchez is definitely The Man in The Arena, poised to contend for yet another victory as he marches down the path of MMA glory.
About The Arena â THE MMA Gym in San Diego. The best training in San Diego for Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai and Wrestling.
The Arena is THE MMA Gym in San Diego that trains professional fighters as well as students who want the benefits training like a fighter brings. The Arena offers training in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling in its San Diego MMA gym. For more information on The Arena, go to http://www.TheArenaMMA.com.
About The University of Jiu Jitsu Located in San Diego, The University of Jiu Jitsu is the top rated Jiu Jitsu school in the United States. Owned by brothers Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, it provides the finest training available for competitive Gi Jiu Jitsu.