Former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez has parted ways with his coach and manager Joshua Fabia after many UFC fighters, fans, and UFC president Dana White warned him that Fabia is the reason for his downfall.
UFC veteran Diago Sanchez was supposed to fight Donald Cowboy Cerrone on May 8 but out of nowhere, he was released by the UFC before his retirement fight could take place. Many fans were surprised by this sudden release but later it was confirmed that the main reason for this was Sanchez’s coach Joshua Fabia who had created many disputes with the promotions that eventually lead to his fighter being cut from the UFC.
UFC later revealed that they had ended Sanchez’s contract after Fabia requested Sanchez’s medical records history from the company. This sparked concern over Sanchez’s health within the UFC officials, who asked to confirm that Sanchez was not suffering from any long-term medical injuries before he fought on May 8. Sanchez and Fabia didn’t give any follow-up to that request which resulted in the termination of his contract.
Speaking to Yahoo! Sports, White said he has a lot of respect for Sanchez but blames his downfall on his coach to Joshua Fabia.
“I have an incredible, amazing relationship with Diego, and I like him very much, and I hope he is OK,” White said. “One of the sad things that happen, not just in fighting but in sports, and I want you to quote me on this, are these creepy weirdos who come from God knows where and leech onto fighters or athletes. They never do any good for them.
“Somehow, this creep got into Diego’s life and has been controlling him. You saw the video of him chasing guys in the octagon with a knife. How f*cking nuts is that? He goes to the commission and tells them that he’s taught Diego this death touch. It goes on and on with this guy. He goes into the (fighter-broadcaster) production meeting and tells the commentators what they should be saying? The guy is batsh*t nuts. He worked his way into Diego’s life and has gotten control over him. I just want the best for Diego.”
Diego Sanchez is no longer with his coach Joshua Fabia
The news of their separation was reported by MMA Fighting, they got the word from Sanchez and his attorney, Charles Lakins that Diego Sanchez will no longer be working and training with Joshua Fabia.
“Any power of attorney that Fabia had has been rescinded/terminated,” Lakins said about Sanchez cutting ties with coach Fabia.
Diego hasn’t made any comment on the following matter but is going to release an official statement next week.
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