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Midnight Mania! Diego Sanchez hints at move to boxing

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Diego Sanchez’s wild ride continues. Admittedly, things have smoothen out a great deal since Sanchez removed toxic parasite former coach Joshua Fabia from his life, but “The Nightmare” still finds himself absent from the UFC roster in the aftermath of all the drama. So while he’s no longer concerned that the promotion will murder him, Sanchez still needs to find a new home to compete.

Based on a recent tweet from Sanchez, the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) champion may be looking in an entirely new direction. Despite his black belt in jiu-jitsu and historical strength on the mat — grappling has been responsible for every moment of Sanchez’s success in the last few years — the veteran is hinting at a move to the boxing ring.

“I built my name, I built my skill set, I built my legacy and I will finish my fight career on the confidence I built in my self,” Sanchez wrote. “Not a coach not a team but blessings from God! #boxing”

Of course, this could mean several different things. When Sanchez was first released from the UFC, he tagged Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship on social media, suggesting an interest in competing in that brutal realm. Alternatively, these celebrity boxing matches continue happening, and taking on grapplers nearing retirement seems to be the trendy idea at the moment.

Then again, perhaps Sanchez could copy Frank Mir and fight a former world champion in his boxing debut. Really, it remains to be seen what exact path Sanchez takes next, but it seems likely he’ll be in a ring of some kind.


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