- Diego Sanchez wants his BKFC debut loss to Austin Trout overturned as he claims to have felt Vaseline on his opponent’s neck and shoulders
- “The Nightmare” is thinking about reaching out to his lawyers about the matter but is also open to a rematch to settle the issue
Diego Sanchez failed to secure a victory in his BKFC debut as he was brutally mauled by Austin Trout and ultimately suffered a doctor’s stoppage defeat. Shortly after, “The Nightmare” claims the Vaseline applied to Trout affected the outcome of the fight and he now wants the loss to be overturned.
Vaseline is a no no
Things did not go as Sanchez’s expected it. However, what’s even more unexpected was his plan to take legal action in his attempt to have his loss overturned by BKFC and other governing bodies of BKFC Knucklemania 3.
According to the UFC veteran, he came in with a solid game plan against Trout but he failed to do so because he felt the Vaseline on his opponent’s neck and shoulders.
“First of all I didn’t get any Vaseline put on me!” Sanchez wrote on an Instagram Reel. “Secondly, I did feel that Vaseline all on his shoulder and his neck during the fight, it was put on so heavy I could not utilize the clinch this is cheating everybody so with that being said, I am the victorious champion and I count this as a win.”
“Hopefully we can get the decision overturned,” he continued. “I will be talking with my lawyer soon. @davidfeldmanbkfc @swfightnews @bareknuckle @mmajunkie god always has my back what a relief walking down the mountain to this news.”
Diego shows proof
In a follow-up Instagram post, Sanchez showed proof of his accusations by uploading a video in which Trout’s cornerman could be seen applying what “The Nightmare” insists was Vaseline on his face and neck.
“And maybe this was just pure coincidence that I said publicly my game plan was to get inside grab his neck MMA style and work from that position! I’m not baring false witness on any one Trout or Bare Knuckle FC or G the guy doing it. but the facts are it happened.”
“And when I decided to take this fight I knew Austin was top notch boxer with a longer reach the main reason I said yes to the fight was my chances in the clinch due to the fact he was used to boxing gloves and the clinch would be new to him giving me my advantage and him his! A fair fight not in MMA not in boxing but in a middle place!”
“[BKFC president] David Feldman was nothing but love and respect and we broke all standing BKFC records attendance and on the app. So maybe it was coincidence but like I said there was no one rubbing Vaseline on my neck or my beard and trust me my jaw is sore today I still have not ate solid food yet I could have used some Vaseline on my beard.”
Sanchez went on and revealed that he is approaching the twilight of his career. Therefore, he wants justice to be served. He also suggests a rematch in MMA to get it done.
“I have spoke I hope the truth comes out because that was not Fair Play! I’m at the end of the career not done but I feel the end on the horizon. I hope my fans support me in getting justice how bout we do a rematch in MMA so I can get my justice. In Jesus name I pray for justice and truth so that whomever messed up should be held accountable for I took a lot of hits with no gloves,” Sanchez continued.
“If the tables were turned and I bloodied up Austin and a tape came out with me having my neck and full beard being heavily lubed with Vaseline! And I promise you I felt that Vaseline when my fingers slipped unnaturally off his neck when I did get there!”
Sanchez has been a professional MMA fighter since 2002. He spent 15 years of his career under the UFC banner before joining Eagle FC last year. He made the big switch to bare-knuckle boxing this year with a pro-MMA record of 30-14.
Ahead of his BKFC bout with Trout, Sanchez revealed that he also plans to take on his fellow MMA legends, Mike Perry and the Diaz brothers.
Some quotes via MMA Mania