UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson said he would have told veteran fighter Diego Sanchez to retire long ago if he were a coach.
Sanchez is the longest-running fighter on the UFC roster, and after making his promotional debut at the Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale in 2005, he was released from the deal by the world-leading MMA promotion. Some of the disagreements that led to Sanchez’s withdrawal from the company were related to his former coach and manager Joshua Fabia’s discussion with UFC staff, some of which were leaked online in a video. When the UFC and Sanchez disagreed about the release of his medical records, the promotion decided to release him from his contract instead.
Talk to James Lynch, Another UFC veteran fighter in the form of “Wonderboy” Thompson expressed his thoughts on the situation. Sanchez is 39 years old and Thompson is 38 years old, so both men are about the same age, but the difference is the amount of damage Sanchez has suffered throughout his MMA career. In Thompson’s view, Sanchez should have been told to cut it long ago.
“I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going on in this guy’s head, I really don’t know. I think everyone was waiting. It was only a matter of time before the UFC let go of the guy. Coach If he was my fighter, he would have said he would hang up long ago. I mean the man had a lot of punishment. He fought for years. Continuing. His first fight was the first TUF show. It’s wild, man. I think the UFC did the right thing (to cut him) for his health, “Thompson said. Told.
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“If he was my fighter, I would have said he would hang up long ago.”
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