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Midnight Mania! Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship teases Diego Sanchez signing pending medicals

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2021 has been a remarkably strange year for Diego Sanchez, even by his usual standards. Sanchez’s relationship with UFC was sullied to the point of release by his toxic head coach, Joshua Fabia. The controversies built up and climaxed immediately following his release, as there were accusations of assassination and long term medical trauma thrown about.

Fortunately, Sanchez soon split from Fabia, freeing himself from his influence and coaching alike. As a result, he’s considerably more hirable, even if UFC remains uninterested in getting back in “The Nightmare” business.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) has no such qualms about signing the original Ultimate Fighter (TUF) champion. Provided he can pass medical protocols, BKFC President David Feldman is excited about bring Sanchez into the fold.

“Yeah we’re having some great talks,” Feldman told MMA Junkie. “I think we’re going to close something out pretty soon. He’s a good guy. I think he can offer a lot to us. I don’t think he’s done. We’ll absolutely go through every type of medical protocols that there are just because of the history he had with the guy (Joshua Fabia) that he was with. I want to make sure that everything’s on the up and up with him, and I have a really good hunch and a feeling that they are.

“So once we get through that, I think we can get to a contract and get something going. It’ll be great to have that legend, Diego Sanchez, fighting another legend inside the squared circle, which as soon as Diego signs, and I can announce the matchup that I have, people are going to be like, ‘What the hell is going on here?’”

Sanchez has lost two of his last three bouts dating back to July 2019. The sole win in that time span came via disqualification, and Sanchez is far more noted for his grappling prowess than pugilistic skills.

Perhaps he can surprise us all?


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