Former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez has revealed why he refused more lucrative offer from BKFC and chose to fight under Khabib’s Eagle FC.
Sanchez feels his drop from UFC was anticlimatic and believes he has much more to do in MMA before hanging up his MMA gloves.
Speaking to MMA Junkie Radio, Sanchez Said,
“I was going to get paid $75,000 more to go do BKFC, But being the Diego Sanchez that I am, I believe in myself and all the skills and the knowledge and the wisdom that I’ve attained over this course of the last 20 years, and the way my career ended in the UFC was not Diego Sanchez fashion.”Diego Sanchez
Sanchez added, “That was orchestrated by my handler, and so I really wanted to truly finish my mixed martial arts legacy and career my way. Diego Sanchez intuition, intuitiveness, working through whatever I’ve got to work through, but training smart and doing my martial arts.”
Sanchez is now signed with Khabib’s Eagle FC, where he will be competing in three bouts. His first fight is on March 11 against former UFC fighter Kevin Lee.
“Now it’s my time to go out there and show my true skills because with Kevin Lee, he’s 29, and I’m 40, and he’s a very athletic man, So with that being said, going into this fight, the only thing that can really win me this fight is a skill. Skill and understanding, timing, speed, and making the right move at the right time with zero hesitation.”