Previous UFC welterweight and The Top Fighter 1 winner Diego Sanchez fears his promoter of 16 a long time could have him killed for talking out versus its organization methods.
In an psychological job interview on Tuesday with MMA Now on SiriusXM’s Struggle Country, Sanchez accused the UFC of conspiring in opposition to him and his longtime coach Josh Fabia, talking virtually uninterrupted for much more than 40 minutes until eventually hosts R.J. Clifford and Anthony Smith were compelled to stop the section.
“I’m likely to tell you fellas frankly right now, I’m fearful for my motherf*cking lifetime,” Sanchez said. “I’m fearful that this enterprise, this billion-dollar firm monopoly, around the globe, is likely to appear following me. A thing might occur to me in two yrs. It’s possible in a few yrs. Maybe I wreck my truck. Probably I, ‘Oh, Diego overdosed, some suicide sh*t.’ I do not know. But I would not set anything earlier the amount of evil that is in just this corporation.”
Sanchez said the UFC is controlled by a “Wizard of Oz” that controls the media narratives surrounding the marketing and manipulates social media via bots and bogus followers on Instagram. In he and Fabia’s scenario, he claimed, the marketing would only permit detrimental feedback and block constructive ones.
By exposing that, Sanchez explained, he was at risk.
“If I was to expose some of the stuff that I know about, simply because I have been in this motherf*cker more time than than anybody else, and been the only a single that survived the b*tch, that went by the dim tunnel and arrived out the other facet.”
Sanchez, 39, was introduced from agreement by the UFC just one week ago following he refused by using his lawyer to certify he wasn’t suffering any small- or extended-term healthcare problems, specifically with regards to his neurological health. The launch came various months after a confrontation among Fabia and UFC government Hunter Campbell, who expressed problems about Sanchez’s health just after Fabia requested all of his healthcare records from his UFC occupation.
Sanchez, who was scheduled to seem at UFC Vegas 26 in a retirement battle towards former teammate Donald Cerrone, mentioned he didn’t consider Campbell was anxious for his wellness and cited the story of previous UFC lightweight Spencer Fisher, who went general public with his struggles with mind trauma immediately after the advertising stopped responding to his requests for support.
Part of Sanchez’s education camp, he mentioned, was a one-week continue to be with the Fisher family to “serve him and support his household.” He also planned to have Fisher corner him for the combat versus Cerrone.
“To give this person a second, since he hardly ever experienced a minute of closure, and now he’s having difficulties with dementia,” Sanchez explained. “I was likely to do this for him out of enjoy for him, out of like for the other fighters. And this is all me and Joshua have been performing. We have been combating for the fighters. Now, my battle is with the UFC.”
Smith and Clifford tried out to reason with Sanchez, arguing that a lot of the controversy bordering him was thanks to the demeanor of his mentor, who was demonstrated on digital camera confronting UFC commentators about how Sanchez was portrayed as a fighter for the duration of fights.
“If all the things went fantastic, what was the close goal there?” Smith claimed of the confrontation. “Because what I saw was a unfortunate, hurt, Diego, which I imagine is what they saw. Like, oh sh*t, I guess we did not notice how that was coming off to Diego. But I guess on the flip facet, they felt attacked. They went from getting, maybe we hurt Diego’s thoughts, to Joshua coming at them a bit, and that unhappiness or that caring turned to, properly go f*ck you, simply because now you are coming at me.”
Sanchez also revealed he and Fabia have been recording each individual conversation with the UFC for the past two yrs in an work to build “insurance” in situation their reputations have been slandered.
Now, he explained, he and his mentor had been preventing back.
“All you people today never get it,” Sanchez said. “And I’m likely to say this. Dana, what’s up Dana? I tried for two decades to get a assembly with you. Oh, sh*t, I was the 1st Final Fighter. Did not that clearly show do a thing for the business when it was $60 million in financial debt. … And you just can’t satisfy with your boy? … I have place 60, 70 hrs in the UFC PI just to attempt to get a assembly with you Dana, but you will not fulfill with me, mainly because you won’t hear what I have to say? You really do not want to talk with my batsh*t mad manager? Why, mainly because he might convey some recognition to what you are hiding in the dim?
“I’m even now open to satisfy with you Dana. Be a f*cking gentleman. Be a serious f*cking manager, when I’ve bled, I’ve sweat, I have f*cking cried for this f*cking firm. I have sacrificed far more than you will ever know, and you simply cannot have 45 minutes?”
Look at out the whole interview beneath.