Man, Diego Sanchez has turned into a real wuss over the past few months. I’ve never been a huge fan of him as a person, but I did give him a good amount of respect after the war with Karo Parisyan. But 2007 was a shitty year for him … well, as shitty as a year can be when you get to pound cootch cobbler like Ali Sonoma’s.
He lost to Koscheck, which was kinda understandable because he thought he had Hep C at the time. Then he lost to Jon Fitch, and you don’t even really need to give an excuse for that. Of course that didn’t stop Diego from blaming everything and everyone but himself for that and all other problems in his life.
Jesse Holland (MMAmania.com): And after that you had your second loss to Jon Fitch. I’ll bet that didn’t help ease any of the pain from loss #1.
Diego Sanchez: My life was in transition then. I changed teams, I changed camps, my training was different, my drills were different, everything changed. I still went into the fight and attacked. I may have had the wrong strategy. I probably should have kept it standing more but I was always going for the finish. He held position. He didn’t once try to pass my guard or do any kind of damage. He hit me with two punches and glancing hammer fists. If the guys over at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) are happy with just squeaking out these wins then let them have it. To me winning with as little effort as possible is nothing to be proud of. If you want to be proud, be proud of a war – win or lose.
This whole interview is nothing but a big sob story. “Wah wah, Greg Jackson wanted me to drop down to lightweight. Boo hoo, there’s another welterweight in my camp. Wawa wee wa, Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch never hurt me.” Shut up already, guy. One interesting thing to note as well is he says he’s still with Ali Sonoma (something she denies, but hey … I wouldn’t admit I was dating him either).