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Diego Sanchez, Austin Trout, BKFC, Knucklemania 3

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.

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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.

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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).

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Diego Sanchez "would love to" have retirement fight in the UFC: "I'm going to hit up Dana"

Cole Shelton - January 30, 2023

Diego Sanchez is open to fighting one last time in the UFC. Sanchez was supposed to have his UFC retirement fight back in May of 2021 against Donald Cerrone, yet Sanchez was released from the UFC due to his relationship with former champion, Joshua Fabia. The exit was not a good one, but Sanchez left Fabia and is now set for his BKFC debut at KnuckleMania 3 on February 17.

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.

Dan Hardy, Dustin Poirier
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Dan Hardy vs. Diego Sanchez boxing match nixed from Ricky Hatton undercard: “It kind of feels like the universe is kind of telling you something”

Susan Cox - November 9, 2022

The Dan Hardy vs Diego Sanchez boxing match has been nixed from the Ricky Hatton undercard. Yes, it was to be UFC veterans Dan Hardy vs Diego Sanchez this coming weekend in a exhibition boxing match at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.

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.

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Dan Hardy set to return to combat sports for exhibition boxing match with Diego Sanchez

Susan Cox - April 21, 2022

Dan Hardy is set to return to combat sports for an exhibition boxing match with Diego Sanchez. Yes, Hardy’s (25-10 MMA) return to combat sports action will not come in a cage but rather in a boxing ring. ‘The Outlaw’, 39, has spent the majority of the last 12 years working for the UFC, first as a welterweight fighter and then, after being sidelined with a heart disorder, as an analyst and color commentator. Hardy, has since received clearance by his doctors and has been contemplating the idea of a comeback for several years.

Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez, Eagle FC 46
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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.

Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez
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Pro fighters make their picks for Kevin Lee vs. Diego Sanchez

Cole Shelton - March 9, 2022

In the main event of Eagle FC on Friday in Miami, Kevin Lee is set to face Diego Sanchez at 165lbs. Lee is a massive -800 favorite while ‘The Nightmare’ is a +500 underdog. Heading into the fight,  BJPENN.com reached out to pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. As the odds suggest the pros believe this is a total mismatch and it will be Lee winning violently.

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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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Diego Sanchez explains Eagle FC signing despite BKFC talks: "I really wanted to truly finish my mixed martial arts career my way"

Josh Evanoff - February 22, 2022

Diego Sanchez was seemingly set to fight for BKFC prior to signing with Eagle FC earlier this month. He’s now explained the sudden change in course. ‘The Nightmare’ departed from the UFC last year after a roller coaster 15-years in the company. Sanchez was inaugurated into the UFC Hall of Fame as a part of the ‘Fight Wing’ for his bout with Clay Guida. Sadly, the legend didn’t get the sendoff he expected.

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