UFC 171: Diego Sanchez says he had food poisoning going into bout with Myles Jury

Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor

Diego Sanchez came up short in his UFC 171 lightweight bout with Myles Jury last night, and today he offered up an explanation - food poisoning from a beef tartare and raw quail egg.

UFC 171 wasn't a good night for lightweight Diego Sanchez, who came out on the losing end of a bout with Myles Jury. He tried to use his usual pressure style to get to Jury, but Myles was a step ahead of him all night and it was reflected on the final scorecards. Today, Sanchez turned to twitter to explain why he was a bit lethargic (at least for him) in the bout - he says he got food poisoning from an ill-advised beef tartare and a raw quail egg at a restaurant in the hotel where the fighters were staying. Here's a rundown of the detailed (and somewhat amusing) tweets:

He even took the time to provide a link to the hotel restaurant menu so you could see that it was indeed the tar tar:

The loss was Sanchez's (24-7) third in four bouts and only the second time he didn't earn a fight of the night bonus in the last three-plus years.

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