Diego Sanchez is one of the longest running athletes in UFC history. He first appeared on the first series of The Ultimate Fighter, and since then has had a decorated career fighting legends such as BJ Penn and Nick Diaz. More recently, he was scheduled to face Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on May 8th.
However, questions have been asked on whether Sanchez is past his prime and should look to retire. This has also been surrounded by controversy on his current coach/manager Joshua Fabia, who was recently seen getting into an argument with Matt Serra over not receiving any respect from the media.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Diego Sanchez was out of his fight with ‘Cowboy’ and now it is becoming clear why. Sources have confirmed that the UFC has cut ties with Sanchez, who also seemingly confirmed the news on his Instagram, stating that he is “free at last” and tagging rival MMA promotions.
Now, a video has surfaced from his Instagram of a confrontation between Fabia and the UFC team at Sanchez’ fighter meeting:
The video is recorded by former UFC veteran, Stephan Bonnar, while Fabia outlines what he’d like to see from the UFC team and the media moving forward. The UFC team weren’t having any of it though, and this awkward conversation seems to be the last we’ll see of the pair.
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