Diego Sanchez Ends Professional Relationship With Joshua Fabia
Diego Sanchez has cut ties with Joshua Fabia.
“Any power of attorney that Fabia had has been rescinded/terminated,” Sanchez’s attorney Charles Lakins told MMAFighting.com.
Sanchez had been training with Fabia since 2019 ahead of his UFC 235 bout with Mikey Gall. Sanchez won that fight via TKO. He went 1-2 after that fight with the lone victory coming via disqualification against Michel Perreira.
Sanchez confirmed to MMAFighting that he is indeed done with Fabia. “The Nightmare” said he will elaborate more in a statement next week.
Many have criticized Fabia and have accused him of taking advantage of Sanchez. Many blame Fabia for Sanchez’s release from the UFC as the trainer allegedly belittled UFC employees.
The criticisms don’t end with media members and fans. UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping took to his Twitter account to blast Fabia.
“Hopefully Joshua Fabia will look back on this with deep shame and regret one day. What a toxic little [expletive]. And I don’t even know the guy. Sorry Diego, I know that’s your boy but you gotta get rid of him.
“He’s an absolute legend of the game. I have the upmost respect. But I can’t stand to see this manipulative little prick meddling in Diego’s affairs and ultimately costing him his position in the company. Playing games with medical clearance. An utter fool.”
UFC President Dana White has also told reporters that he isn’t a fan of Fabia.
“I have an incredible, amazing relationship with Diego and I like him very much and I hope he is OK. One of the sad things that happen, 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.
“Somehow, this creep got into Diego’s life and has been controlling him. You saw the video of him chasing guys in the Octagon with a knife. How [expletive] nuts is that? He goes to the commission and tells them that he’s taught Diego this death touch. It goes on and on with this guy. He goes into the [fighter-broadcaster] production meeting and tells the commentators what they should be saying? The guy is [expletive] nuts. He worked his way into Diego’s life and has gotten control over him. I just want the best for Diego.”