‘You Want a Reaction From Me’- Dana White Responds to the Diego Sanchez and Joshua Fabia Fiasco

Published 05/27/2021, 12:52 PM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The newest chapter in the book of Joshua Fabia is a public fallout with Diego Sanchez. Sanchez parted ways with Fabia after getting him kicked out from the UFC. Fabia, in return, slated Sanchez’s name publicly. However, UFC president Dana White wasn’t very pleased with the situation.

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He talked to Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports and revealed what he thought about the entire situation. Iole updated him on the recent developments and asked White if he paid any attention to it all. “I haven’t really paid attention to any of that. I don’t care what that guy says,” he answered.

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This is one of those things I was just telling the media the other day every time you asked me about Triller guys. Come on. You want a reaction from me. That’s what you’re looking for. I feel the same way about this kid. All you guys know, this kid’s batsh*t nuts and whatever,” White added.

Additionally, he went on to say that if Sanchez needed him, he would be there for him. He referenced an interview in which Sanchez said that he was trying to talk to Dana and added that Sanchez could just pick up the phone and call him.

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White also took the example of his feud with Josh Koscheck and said that anyone of those tough kids could call him at any point. Moreover, he expanded on his relationship with Sanchez, too. “Diego Sanchez, this will always be his house,” he said.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 2: UFC President Dana White stops by the team locker rooms during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia at the UFC TUF Gym on February 2, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He also said that Sanchez will always be a part of the company’s history and will be respected for his work. “I love Diego Sanchez, I always will, and if Diego needs me, all he’s gotta do is pick up the phone,” White concluded. He was open about his admiration for the fighter.

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However, he also said that he couldn’t care any less about Joshua Fabia and his words.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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