Joshua Fabia, former manager of octagon veteran Diego Sanchez, continues to make waves. Fabia claims the UFC legend gave away his fight against Michael Chiesa at UFC 239.
Diego Sanchez lost via unanimous decision to Michael Chiesa that night. However, according to Joshua, the loss was because Diego was forced to throw the fight. In a recent interview, Fabia claims that Diego was forced by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to throw the fight 30 minutes before the bout began.
Joshua Fabia claims that Diego Sanchez got beaten by Michael Chiesa
“So, this moment happens when the Nevada State Athletic Commission comes in and tells Diego that he has to throw the damn fight. Now, I have them on tape. You have to watch the fight, and it’s the only fight in Diego Sanchez‘s history where he never throws a punch. The way they did it, it was subtle, which is talking to somebody and showing his license and pushing.
Are you really trying to hurt this man? You’re not trying to hurt him, are you Diego? You’re a sportsman, Diego. You’ve always been a good guy, Diego. You’re not going to do anything with bad intentions, are you Diego? ‘You can tell him whatever you want, but the Nevada State Commission isn’t supposed to come 30 minutes before the fucking fight to pull everybody out to get alone and talk that kind of shit to a fighter and get inside his head.”
Remember folks that Joshua Fabia had taught Diego Sanchez ‘the death touch’ or ‘the death blow’ or something like that. A technique that according to Fabia could be deadly should Diego Sanchez use it in a fight. Joshua went on to question why Diego didn’t throw any punches that night.
“On top of all that, the last time Diego was a “jock,” he was a wrestler. So the first thing he goes out and does is grab this guy’s leg. And he never throws a punch. So you tell me, how come my fighter who’s been training for ten weeks to attack, he didn’t throw a punch?”