Since his sudden UFC release last week, Diego Sanchez has been spilling a lot of behind-the-scenes information. Most of them are recordings involving his coach and manager Joshua Fabia’s interactions with some members of the UFC brass and commentary team.
Now that “the Nightmare” is no longer connected with the UFC, he continues with his tell-alls. And in a recent conversation with Sirius XM, the 39-year-old expressed some concerns about his safety because of the stuff he knows.
“I’m outside this company now. And to be honest with you, I’m gonna tell you both guys frankly right now. I’m fearful, man. I’m fearful for my motherf—ng life,” Sanchez told RJ Clifford and fellow UFC veteran Anthony Smith. “I’m fearful that this company, this billion-dollar monopoly company worldwide, is gonna come after me.
“Something might happen to me in two years. Maybe in a couple of years, maybe something happens. Maybe I wreck my truck, maybe something happens. ‘Oh, Diego overdosed, some suicide shit.’ I don’t know. But I would not put anything past the level of evil that is within this corporation.
“Why would they do that to me? Because if I was to expose some of the stuff that I know about, that because I’ve been in this motherf—r longer than anybody else — and been the only one that survives the bitch, that went through the f—ng dark tunnel and came out the other side. I’m still here, I’m still able to speak to you guys, thank God for that.”
So what does Diego have on the UFC? One of the claims he made is the company’s supposed ties with Instagram to push a certain narrative, particularly against Fabia.
“They’re trying to silence me and Joshua,” Sanchez said. “With the narrative, with the push, with the Power Four: YouTube, Google, Instagram — You don’t think the UFC’s in the pockets of Instagram?
“They pushed Instagram on us when Instagram was still real. Now we get the messages, ‘Oh, we’ll give you 20,000 followers for five grand.’
“How do they do this? It’s because they got fake profiles, and they’re in control of these fake profiles so you could do whatever you want. And now that it’s gotten so big, it’s a paid system.
“So, me exposing that, yeah that’s not good. Not good for me. But the truth of it is, I know a lot. And bringing awareness to stuff, it’s heavy. And it’s deep. But now I get to speak my truth, man. I didn’t get that (Donald Cerrone fight), but I’m in another fight. I’m in a fight for the fighters.
“And everybody out there who’s going against Joshua, shame on you. Shame on you. You’re a little sheep, you’re following the narrative, you’re believing what these fake little fake robots, fake accounts are putting up,” he claimed.
“Go on there right now. Go look at that shit, and you will see these fake accounts. They’re starting to change now. They’re starting to take them off, but thank god I got a smart coach! We’ve been documenting this shit. We’ve been documenting all of this,” he said.
“I don’t think. I know. This is a fact, bro.”
Sanchez is still open to having a dialogue with UFC president Dana White, which he says he’s been chasing for the last two years, to no avail.
“I tried for two years to get a meeting with you,” Sanchez said, addressing White. “Oh shit, I’m the first Ultimate Fighter, didn’t that show do something for the company when it was $60 million in debt?
“All those Fight of the Nights. All that TV time. Spike TV, FOX, ESPN. All of them. And you can’t meet with your boy? And I’m there in Vegas training. I’m going to Vegas and I’m training there.
“I’ve put 60 to 70 hours in the UFC PI, just to try to get a meeting with you, Dana. Just to try to meet you in crossing. But you won’t meet with me ‘cause you don’t want to hear what I have to say? You don’t want to talk to me?
“You don’t want to talk to my batshit crazy manager? Why, because he might bring some light, he might bring some awareness to what you’re hiding in the dark?
“I’m still open to meet with you, Dana. Be a f—ng man. Be a real f—ng boss. When I’ve bled, I’ve sweat, I f—ng cried for this company. I f—ng sacrificed more than you will ever know. And you can’t have 45 minutes to meet with me?
“I know you ain’t winning on everything, and I know you’ve got a gambling problem. And this shit does get deep. So if you wanna meet, Dana, I’m just saying. Be a f—ng man.”
Sanchez spent nearly 17 years in the UFC and has built himself a reputation as a solid fan-favorite over the years. Before his release, he was scheduled to face Donald Cerrone for his supposed final bout on May 8th.