Donald Cerrone had a lot to say about Diego Sanchez’s controversial coach, Joshua Fabia. Cerrone was initially supposed to face the TUF 1 middleweight winner and former Jackson Wink MMA teammate Sanchez for a welterweight clash at UFC Vegas 26 this Saturday.
However, Sanchez was recently cut from UFC for denying to sign the document which stated the UFC that he was in good health after his coach Fabia has asked for past medical records of Sanchez.
In a recent turn of events, Sanchez blamed the UFC to be evil and said that he was ‘fearful’ for the safety of his life.
He, along with his coach Fabia, claimed that the UFC was trying to get out of a liability situation for the damage he had sustained over the 16 years of fighting under the UFC promotion.
The drama has been making headlines all week. Cerrone was asked to give his opinion on the entire situation to which he said that Fabia has been a negative influence on Sanchez’s life.
“It’s hard to be mad at (Sanchez) now because I don’t think it’s him guiding the horse,” Cerrone told reporters at the conference on Wednesday.
“I think he’s just running blind, and this other jamoke, his new lover, is showing him down the path. I don’t know. Can’t really be mad at the kid, or the old man, I should say. But really it’s his cult leader and lover that took over his life, and I feel bad for you, Diego,” Cerrone said
Cerrone also expressed that he was happy to see Morono stepping up to fight him.
“I’ve never seen someone get thrown off because they’re crazy. It’s a first for me. But short notice is short notice. I made a career out of (it). Usually I’m the guy filling in, not the other way around, so pretty cool Alex threw his hat in and they picked him.”
“You’ve seen people get chopped, so apparently he pissed the wrong people off. It just so happened right before the fight. But I don’t really have anything to say. I was looking forward to fighting (Sanchez).”
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