‘Colby Was Talking That Sh*t’ – Diego Sanchez Says COVID Has Made Him Puke With Constant Fevers

Published 11/20/2021, 6:36 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Diego Sanchez reacts after finishing three rounds with Jake Matthews of Australia in their welterweight bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages


Former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez has been battling COVID-19 and the severity of the virus’ symptoms has baffled him. Sanchez posted a series of tweets regarding the same.

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In one of these tweets, ‘The Nightmare’ wrote, “Shi**ing, coughing, pukin, constant hot cold fevers, pain in every joint, migraines, 5 days no sleep and constantly short of breath. My boy @luisbaboon warned me I had no idea it was this evil!!! @ColbyCovMMA was talking that sh*t saying it’s just a common cold.”

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He had referred to Colby Covington’s comments, where ‘Chaos’ had dismissed Khamzat Chimaev.

Colby Covington had said, “You guys hype these guys up real quick, but let’s not forget that he was put down by the common cold.”

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‘The Nightmare’ is, of course, too tough for the virus. Fans hope he recovers with no further complications and moves on to his next fighting promotion.

What’s next for Diego Sanchez?

Diego Sanchez’s last fight at UFC was against Jake Matthews in September 2020. Unfortunately, he lost the bout and has not fought since then.

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Sanchez contracted the virus at a very unfavorable time. He is no longer with UFC and hence, was on the lookout to join another promotion.

Considering his experience and impressive record, it won’t be difficult for him to land great offers.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Diego Sanchez enters the octagon against Michael Chiesa in their welterweight fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

As per rumors, Sanchez was in talks with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) and seemed interested in facing Mike Perry.

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This would be one interesting possible matchup that MMA fans might want to keep an eye out for.

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As the 39-year-old has competed in 44 MMA fights, he may even opt to call it a day from combat sports after his exertions. Hence, even retirement could also be next for ‘The Nightmare’.

Are you eager to see Diego Sanchez (31-13-0) fight again? Given his age, do you think he should retire? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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