Diego Sanchez Breaks His Silence, Releases Statement On First Round Knockout Loss To Matt Brown

For Ultimate Fighter Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez, Saturday night’s first round knockout loss to Matt Brown could be enough reason to call it a career. However, Diego Sanchez is no quitter.

Sanchez was knocked out by Matt Brown with a vicious elbow that sent him face-planting to the canvas at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk. The always tough “Nightmare” tried to get to his feet after the stoppage, and show he was fine, but it was quite obvious that he was unable to continue.

In a new prepared statement, Sanchez offers his fans some encouraging words and vows that he has more fight in him.

I love y’all fans hope you guys liked the fight, what can I say but it hurts to let down the family. But that’s the fight game. I still have fight in me I’m not done yet I know that @iamtheimmortal what a classy competitor

In the last four years, Diego Sanchez has gone through three-divisions going just 3-6 after nine fights. Saturday’s loss to Matt Brown marked his second straight first round knockout loss. The first came courtesy of Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 108, this past April.