Hitting the headlines over the course of the final couple of months, Fabia, who first rose to prominence in Sanchez’s nook forward of UFC 239 in July of 2019, has been criticized wholly by nearly all of the MMA neighborhood, who’ve questioned his weird coaching strategies — which included him punching snd kicking the top and physique of an inverted Sanchez in a “physique hardening” train, in addition to his continued leaking of conversations with UFC Chief Enterprise Officer and lawyer, Hunter Campbell, in addition to the group’s broadcast group.
Showing with Sanchez throughout his pre-fight assembly with the published group throughout battle week final October on ‘Struggle Island’, Fabia known as for the likes of the just lately retired, Paul Felder, play-by-play mainstay, Jon Anik, and roving reporter, Megan Olivi to “lower the bullsh*t” on the published, and to cease making an attempt to color the narrative that Sanchez was ruining his legacy.
Leaking a dialog with the aforementioned, Campbell, Fabia had requested Sanchez’s complete medical historical past throughout his 16-year stint with the UFC, which drew some requires concern from Campbell who defined that he couldn’t let Sanchez compete in his proposed Could eighth. retirement battle in opposition to Donald Cerrone if he wasn’t feeling “100%“.
Campbell defined to Fabia that he would wish affirmation that Sanchez wasn’t affected by neither brief nor long-term results with reference to his well being and wellbeing, which Fabia confirmed he would handle. When the request did not be honoured, Sanchez was faraway from the battle with Cerrone and handed his launch from the UFC.
Talking for the primary time since his break up from Sanchez final week, Fabia claimed that he believes the Nevada State Athletic Fee, in addition to the UFC, tried to strong-arm Sanchez into throwing a UFC 239 battle in opposition to Michael Chiesa, after that they had confronted Sanchez over an obvious “demise choke” Fabia is alleged to have taught him.
“So, this second occurs the place the Nevada State Athletic Fee is available in and leans on Diego (Sanchez), and he has to throw a f*cking battle,” Fabia mentioned throughout a latest interview on Behind The Scenes with Summer Helene. “Now, I’ve them recorded… You go watch the battle (with Michael Chiesa), and it’s the one battle in Diego Sanchez’s historical past that he by no means threw a punch.“
“The best way that they did it, is within the lean, which is in speaking to any individual and dangling their license and explaining,” Fabia defined. “‘Are you actually making an attempt to harm this man? You’re not making an attempt to harm him, are you Diego? You’re a sportsman, Diego. You’ve at all times been an excellent man, Diego. You’re not gonna do something with malicious intent, are you Diego?’“
Sanchez, in line with Fabia had been focusing largely on his putting for almost all of the battle camp, which has since left Fabia bemused as to why he elected to wrestle with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Chiesa.
“Then on high of it, the final time Diego was a “sportsman”, he was a wrestler,” Fabia mentioned. “So the very first thing he comes out and does is goes and takes this man’s (Michael Chiesa) leg. And he by no means throws a punch.“
“So, you inform me,” Fabia defined. “How come my fighter that’s been coaching for ten weeks to strike, didn’t throw a strike?“
Fabia would go on to say that he has been performing as Sanchez’s sponsor, detailing how the New Mexico is coping with substance abuse points, together with dependency on Kratom and alcohol, earlier than claiming he has been taken benefit of by Sanchez during the last two years.
“This isn’t, in any respect, what anybody who perceived, and Diego shouldn’t be wherever close to what anyone is aware of, man. And Diego has been an addict. He hasn’t advised anyone for the previous 5 months. I used to be his sponsor residing with him. That I needed to stay there as a result of he was broke and misplaced all his cash, and strung out on Kratom and alcohol and thirty different substances. That he had sexual abuse points. No, he didn’t say any of that, man. And I’ve been holding up all this. I’ve been doing the whole lot. And all people’s coming at me.“
“I’ll put it on the market, I’ll put out all of the proof, I’ll put out all of the movies, man,” Fabia defined. “Diego has clearly been profiting from me for 2 years, as I’ve been preventing for him, and placing myself on the road for him with zero profit. I’m the one getting demise threats right here.” (H/T Bloody Elbow)
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