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Diego Sanchez

Sean Strickland slams Diego Sanchez and BKFC following Austin Trout fight: “At some point you gotta look in the mirror”

Fernando Quiles - February 19, 2023

Sean Strickland has once again taken to social media to ruffle some feathers. Strickland was well aware of Diego Sanchez’s fourth-round TKO loss to former WBA super-welterweight titleholder Austin Trout in a bare-knuckle boxing showdown this past Friday night. Sanchez and Trout collided at BKFC Knucklemania 3 inside the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M.

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BKFC Results: Austin Trout stops Diego Sanchez in Round 4 (Video)

Chris Taylor - February 17, 2023

Tonight’s BKFC Knucklemania 3 event is co-headlined by a fight between UFC Hall of Famer Diego Sanchez and Austin Trout. Sanchez (30-14 MMA) will be competing for the first time since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Kevin Lee in the main event of Eagle FC 46 last March. ‘The Nightmare’ has gone 1-3 over his last four contests, with his lone victory in that time coming in the form of a disqualification win over Michel Pereira.

Diego Sanchez
Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez sends warning to Austin Trout ahead of KnuckleMania 3: "You are not who you think you are and you are in for a rude awakening"

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2023

Diego Sanchez believes Austin Trout is overlooking him. Sanchez is set to make his BKFC debut at KnuckleMania 3 against Trout who is the former WBA light middleweight champion. The pro boxer has fought the likes of Canelo Alvarez and the Charlo twins. Given Trout is a big name in boxing, Sanchez was excited when he got the call to fight him as he wanted the biggest name possible for his debut.

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 110
Diego Sanchez

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 110 with Diego Sanchez, Austin Trout, John Dodson, Zac Pauga, and Evan Elder

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2023

The 110th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of KnuckleMania 3 and UFC Vegas 69 this weekend. We’re first joined by former UFC fighter and current BKFC fighter Diego Sanchez (2:43). Next, former WBA light middleweight champion and current BKFC fighter Austin Trout (29:54) comes on. John Dodson (42:01) returns to the program. Then, UFC light heavyweight Zac Pauga (55:04) stops by. Closing out the program is UFC lightweight Evan Elder (1:04:53).

Diego Sanchez
Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez rips the Nevada State Athletic Commission for not sanctioning BKFC but allowing Power Slap

Cole Shelton - January 27, 2023

Diego Sanchez doesn’t get why the Nevada State Athletic Commission won’t sanction Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. BKFC has been sanctioned in several states but Nevada is the most prominent state the promotion and sport haven’t been allowed into. Yet, many have been critical of that decision after the NSAC allowed Power Slap to be a thing.

Diego Sanchez
Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez fires back at people who think he has CTE and brain damage: "I will get out of this sport if I ever have one underlying factor of CTE"

Cole Shelton - January 26, 2023

Diego Sanchez is tired of people saying he has brain damage and CTE. Sanchez has been fighting professionally since 2002 and has fought a total of 44 times. Although all those matches have been in MMA, he will be making his BKFC debut at KnuckleMania 3 on February 17 against a former boxing world champion, Austin Trout.

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Diego Sanchez wants to see the Diaz Brothers fight in BKFC: “Real gangsters take the gloves off, homie”

Harry Kettle - January 19, 2023

Former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez has welcomed the idea of Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz competing in bare-knuckle boxing. When you’re talking about enigmas in the realm of combat sports, Nate and Nick Diaz are two of the best. The brothers are eccentric, they’re popular, and they are gangsters at heart.

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Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez set to face former boxing champion Austin Trout at BKFC KnuckleMania 3 in February

Josh Evanoff - January 10, 2023

Former UFC title challenger Diego Sanchez is now slated for his BKFC debut next month. ‘The Nightmare’ has been out of action since a super lightweight clash with Kevin Lee at Eagle FC 46 last March. The fight marked the first for Sanchez outside the UFC since 2004, as he was released the prior year due to his association with Joshua Fabia. The UFC Hall of Fame inductee later left the controversial coach and guru in 2021.

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Dan Hardy

Dan Hardy reveals boxing match with Diego Sanchez moved to November 12th

Josh Evanoff - July 25, 2022

Former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy will have to wait a bit longer to make his return to the ring. ‘The Outlaw’ has been out of competition since a knockout win over Amir Sadollah in September 2012. Following the victory, Hardy was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The heart condition immediately forced the fan favorite to retire.

Dan Hardy, Thiago Santos
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Dan Hardy claims he is making more for Diego Sanchez boxing match than all of his UFC fights combined

Harry Kettle - April 26, 2022

Dan Hardy has made a stunning claim about the pay he’s going to receive from his exhibition boxing match against Diego Sanchez. For years now fans have been waiting to see if and when Dan Hardy would return to active competition. While it may not be happening in mixed martial arts, Hardy will in fact be competing later this year when he battles fellow veteran Diego Sanchez in an exhibition boxing showdown on the same card as Ricky Hatton’s return to the squared circle.

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Michael Bisping reacts to newly announced Dan Hardy vs Diego Sanchez boxing match: “Why? That’s crazy!”

Harry Kettle - April 23, 2022

MMA analyst Michael Bisping has reacted to the news that Dan Hardy will face Diego Sanchez in an exhibition boxing match. When it was announced that Ricky Hatton would be returning to the ring for an exhibition bout, many fans were equally intrigued and a bit put off by the idea. Still, at the very least, it gives them the chance to see “The Hitman” in the ring one more time before he hangs them up for good.

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Dan Hardy explains why he's boxing Diego Sanchez, confident he will KO him

Cole Shelton - April 22, 2022

Dan Hardy will be fighting again as he is set to box Diego Sanchez on July 2. Hardy has talked about returning for quite some time, this after health issues had forced him to retire. After receiving his UFC release, ‘The Outlaw’ was in talks with ONE Championship and then flirted with the idea of doing a boxing match with Tyron Woodley. However, this week news came out that he will box Diego Sanchez on Ricky Hatton’s undercard.

Eagle FC 46, Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez
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Pros react after Kevin Lee defeats Diego Sanchez at Eagle FC 46

Chris Taylor - March 11, 2022

Tonight’s Eagle FC 46 event was headlined by a super lightweight bout between former UFC stars Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez. The former interim lightweight title challenger, Lee (19-7 MMA), was let go by Dana White and company back in 2021, this after suffering setbacks in four of his final five Octagon appearances. During that rough stretch the ‘MoTown Phenom’ suffered setbacks to Al Iaquinta, Rafael dos Anjos, Charles Oliveira and Daniel Rodriguez respectively.

Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez, Eagle FC 46
Eagle FC

Eagle FC 46 Results: Kevin Lee defeats Diego Sanchez (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - March 11, 2022

Former UFC standouts Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez collide in the headliner of tonight’s Eagle FC 46 event in Miami. The former interim lightweight title challenger, Lee (18-7 MMA), was let go by Dana White and company after suffering setbacks in four of his final five Octagon appearances.

Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez, UFC, Eagle FC
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Eagle FC releases ‘The Mission’ promo for Kevin Lee vs. Diego Sanchez fight

Susan Cox - March 10, 2022

Eagle FC has released a promo called ‘The Mission’ for the upcoming fight between Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez. Lee and Sanchez will square off tomorrow, Friday, March 11th under the Eagle FC banner in Miami, Florida.

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Diego Sanchez says UFC would rather "go under" than pay fighters more money: "It's a greedy organization"

Cole Shelton - March 9, 2022

Diego Sanchez isn’t mad at the UFC for the way things ended but doesn’t like how they treat fighters. Sanchez was supposed to face Donald Cerrone last May in a potential retirement fight, but the promotion decided to cut him due to his ties with Joshua Fabia. After that, Sanchez explored his options and signed with Eagle FC where he will face Kevin Lee on Friday night.

Diego Sanchez, Dana White, Jake Matthews
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Diego Sanchez fighting for legacy at Eagle FC, confident he will upset Kevin Lee to earn a title shot: "The guy he's watching on tape is not the guy who I am"

Cole Shelton - March 8, 2022

Diego Sanchez says he’s fighting for his legacy on Friday night. Sanchez is set to headline Eagle FC 46 in Miami against Kevin Lee in an intriguing matchup. Before the fight came together, he was rumored to sign with BKFC which he says was nearly done until he realized he had unfinished business in MMA.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 70 with Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez, Terrance McKinney, and Damon Jackson

Cole Shelton - March 8, 2022

The 70th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 50 and Eagle FC 46. We’re first joined by Kevin Lee (2:28). Next, Diego Sanchez (21:10) comes on. UFC lightweight, Terrance McKinney (46:00) joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC featherweight, Damon Jackson (57:13).

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