Diego Sanchez Aims To ‘Gut’ Austin Trout ‘Prison Style’ At BKFC KnuckleMania 3

Diego Sanchez plans to make a statement against former boxing world champion Austin Trout at BKFC KnuckleMania.

Diego Sanchez
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Diego Sanchez will make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut tonight.

Emanating from Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico,  BKFC will present its third-annual KnuckleMania event featuring the promotional debut of the original Ultimate Fighter, Diego Sanchez. Ahead of his highly anticipated premiere inside the squared circle, Sanchez caught up with The Schmo and revealed that tonight could be his final combat sports appearance. 

“I’m doing great,” Sanchez said. “I’m rejuvenated. I had time. I did one year of full boxing to get prepared for this and the training camp was completely dedicated. I’m looking at it like this, this might be my last fight so I put everything in. I got a great sponsor in Optimum and so I pulled out all the stops.”

Standing in the way of a victory in what could be his final fight is former WBA light middleweight world champion Austin Trout. Like Sanchez, Trout will be making his BKFC debut. Inside the boxing ring, Trout built a respectable record winning more than 150 amateur bouts before going 36-5-1 with 18 knockouts as a professional. With credentials like that, Sanchez sees a win over Trout as the perfect opportunity to show the world that he is an elite striker. 

“I called Austin out,” Sanchez revealed. “I wanted this fight because my entire UFC career, I was never ever labeled as a precise skilled striker. I was always labeled as a grappler. As a ground and pounder. As someone who had a lot of heart, a lot of conditioning, but never ever somebody that was a good striker. And even though I put good fights in, they never gave me that credit and now I get to go up against the boxing world champion. You know what that means to me? That means I go out there and clean house on this guy, it’s like I could have done it in boxing too. “

Diego Sanchez Accuses Austin Trout of Picking His Own Opponents

Don’t get it twisted, Diego Sanchez has little respect for Austin Trout, accusing the boxing star of curating his own fights in order to pad his record. Sanchez plans to exploit that when the pair step inside the squared circle for a can’t-miss co-main event clash. 

“You’re only as good as your last fight in the sport of combat sports and I don’t know if anybody watched Austin Trout’s last fight,” questioned Sanchez. “It’s not even on YouTube, that’s how sh*tty it was. He’s been picking his own opponents for four or five years. I have plenty of friends who are promoters that are like, ‘Yeah, Austin fights for me. Austin, you’re gonna fight that guy? Alright, then I’m only going to pay you this much.’ This dude’s been gifted fights and he always avoided southpaws. He could never fight southpaws and when it came time to fight a southpaw, you know what happened? He got dropped.” 

The pair will co-headline the event which will also feature a light heavyweight championship showdown between Lorenzo Hunt and Mike Richman. Fans interested in catching the action can watch live on the BKFC app and on FITE TV. 

“Austin Trout just told me three times that Jesus can’t save you this time,” Sanchez continued. “So what that tells me, Jesus ain’t gonna save him. I was just gonna grab him by his squirrely-a** neck because he’s never got grabbed by his squirrely-a** in boxing. I was just gonna pull him, compromise his position. Uppercut him. To the body, to the body, gut him prison style and take him out.” 

Published on February 17, 2023 at 11:58 am
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