(Diego Sanchez) received his fight earnings, in addition to his athletic equipping bonus for his last canceled fight with Cowboy (Donald cerroni ) at UFC Vegas 26 on May 8 after his exit from the show.
Diego Sanchez’s services were dismissed, having worked with the (UFC) for sixteen years, after his lead coach (Joshua Fabia), as well as his lawyer (Charles), failed to provide information on short or long term health problems.
“I have an incredible, amazing relationship with Diego and I like him very much and I hope he is OK,” White told Yahoo sports about Diego Sanchez. “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.
“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,” White continued about Sanchez. “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 bats*** nuts. He worked his way into Diego’s life and has gotten control over him. I just want the best for Diego.”
Although Diego Sanchez was dispensed with and taken out of his anti-cowboy fight, the UFC paid him his dividends for the full show.
Kevin Cole of Yahoo Sports said on his Twitter account
I just had an hour-long conversation with @DiegoSanchezUFC and Joshua Fabio. I will have their side of the story on Diego’s release from the UFC shortly. Diego did say he was paid his full salary: $155k to show, $35k win bonus & $21k athlete outfitting bonus.
It was sad when we heard what happened to (Diego Sanchez) by the (UFC) , but what they did for Sanchez and give up his services in a decent and appreciative manner for what he did for the past 16 years was amazing.