UFC Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Diego Sanchez has said and done some crazy things in the past, but his newest claim may top them all.
The fighter now claims that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, better known at CTE, is not real, but a mental weapon to affect the minds of the weak. Sanchez, in an anti-CTE statement, also claimed that he may be the cure for the condition.
"Pissed Off Twood" captured what Sanchez wrote and posted it on Twitter:
Diego’s take on CTE: pic.twitter.com/mlodWRFXnW— Pissed Off Twood (@pissedofftwood) March 26, 2020
“You think? How do you know you watch a movie? You read a artical (sp)? There is no proof of CTE just another mental weapon to effect the minds of the weak! Like a placebo effect in a negative way! I have no CTE or any signs of any brain damage am I talking like Nick Diaz no I’m speaking better than I ever have!! Maybe I’m the cure for CTE! WAY OUTSIDE THE BOX”
While the stats surrounding CTE and MMA fighters hasn’t been fully developed at this time, such athletes from other sports like professional wrestling, boxing, football and hockey, as well as military personnel and victims of domestic abuse have have been diagnosed with CTE according to the Concussion Legacy Foundation.