Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently gave Diego Sánchez his unconditional release, which means that “The Nightmare” will no longer compete against Donald Cerrone at the UFC Vegas 26 event on May 8 in Las Vegas.
And it appears that Joshua Fabia, Sánchez’s head coach, may have contributed to the decision. Fabia has come under fire for her abusive behavior behind the scenes, as well as her unconventional training methods, such as knife fights in the Octagon.
“I have an amazing, amazing relationship with Diego and I really like him and I hope he is doing well,” UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports. “One of the sad things that happens, not only in fights but also in sports, and I want you to quote me about it, are these weirdos that come from God knows where and they catch it from wrestlers or athletes. They never do them any good. “
Fabia has been called a “master manipulator” by her fellow UFC fighters.
“Somehow this jerk got into Diego’s life and he’s been controlling him,” White continued. “You saw the video of him chasing guys in the Octagon with a knife. How [expletive] crazy is that? He goes to the commission and tells them that he has taught Diego this touch of death. Go on and on with this guy. He walks into the production meeting and tells the commentators what they should be saying. The guy is crazy. He made his way into Diego’s life and has taken control of him. I only want the best for Diego ”.
Sánchez (30-13), who will turn 40 in December, believes he is “finally free.”