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‘My soul has been raped many times’ - Diego Sanchez chimes in on post-fight trauma

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Diego Sanchez candidly talks about post-fight trauma after seeing Calvin Kattar get beaten by Max Holloway at UFC Fight Island 7.

Diego Sanchez’s now former trainer Joshua Fabia shares his side of the story about their split. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

If there’s one fighter who’s been to countless wars in the UFC, it’s Diego Sanchez. At 39 years old, “The Nightmare” continues to actively compete against the elite fighters in the roster.

Sanchez was apparently tuned in to Saturday’s headliner on ABC between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. He bore witness to Holloway’s five-round beatdown on “The Boston Finisher,” which he had some comments on.

In response to a random fan’s comment, Sanchez elaborated his point in a rather vivid manner.

A day after releasing his first tweet on the subject, Sanchez felt the need to explain himself. According to him, it was all about his experience after he fought B.J. Penn for the UFC lightweight title in 2009. Sanchez lost via fifth-round TKO after suffering a deep gash on his forehead from a head kick.

Sanchez continued to fight on after the Penn fight, but he never fought for a UFC title again. He’d since gone on a 9-10 run to compile a win-loss record of 30-13.