Diego Sanchez and the controversial Joshua Fabia have parted ways.
Sanchez confirmed to MMA Fighting on Thursday that Fabia will no longer serve his manager, coach and guru. The legendary UFC fighter declined to comment further but said he would make a statement next week.
Sanchez’s attorney, Charles Lakins, said the decision was made on Thursday and that Sanchez has withdrawn his business ties to the coach.
“Any power of attorney that Fabia had has been rescinded/terminated,” Lakins said.
UFC President Dana White released Sanchez from the promotion earlier in April, effectively cancelling a planned fight with Matt Brown. White, and just about everyone else in the MMA space, expressed concern over Fabia's influence on Sanchez.
In a call Fabia secretly recorded with executives Sean Shelby and Hunter Campbell, Campbell expressed concern about Sanchez’s well-being and said he would require the fighter to certify he wasn’t suffering from any short- or long-term medical issues," the publication explains. "When Sanchez refused via Lakins to certify he wasn’t suffering from any issues, including those having to do with his brain health, he was removed from the fight and released from contract."