The president of the UFC promotion Dana White commented on the dismissal of the American veteran Diego Sanchez (30-13).
Recall that the fighter was preparing for a duel against another eminent compatriot, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, which was supposed to take place at the UFC on ESPN 24 tournament, but was forced to withdraw.
“I have an incredible, amazing relationship with Diego and I like him very much and I hope he is OK,” Dana White said. “One of the sad things that happens, 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.”
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39-year-old Diego Sanchez made his debut in the UFC in April of 2005 and spent 32 fights for the organization, winning 19 victories and suffering 13 defeats. The fighter won Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Clay Guida and Mickey Gall.
In December 2009, Sanchez will fight for the lightweight title (up to 70 kg) with star compatriot B. J. Penn, but lost by technical knockout in the 5th round.