Alex Morono thanks Joshua Fabia and his quirk for the opportunity
Alex Morono wanted to fight Diego Sanchez but not for all the reasons we expected of him.
Before Alex Morono easily beat Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 26, he said he always wanted to fight Diego Sanchez in part because of the UFC veteran’s stubborn nature of simply removing him in the octagon but also to show how ineffective Joshua Fabia was. Sanchez’s coach and to prove how ridiculous the coach’s controversial training methods were.
“He would run right in the middle of the octagon and start throwing, and I always wanted to fight him for that,” Morono said of Sanchez on What the Heck. “But when he got this coach, I kind of wanted to fight him so his coach would know he was wrong in what they are doing.
Recently, Fabia has faced a lot of backlash from the majority of the MMA community after being more exposed in her starting role as Sanchez from the UFC after 16 years of promotion. “The Nightmare” was cut for refusing to sign the document to assure the UFC he was in good health after his trainer Fabia asked for Sanchez’s medical history.
Since Sanchez’s removal from the UFC, many fighters, including Morono, have expressed concern that Sanchez is being led in the wrong direction by Fabia, as well as their concern for his overall well-being.
“Really, I still love Diego,” he says. “I watch his interviews, and he looks like a nice guy and seems to get lost. It’s one of those things where everyone around him says, ‘Hey, bad news from this guy, you have to get away from him’, and you just know this guy is in his ear inside him. saying they’re all wrong, I’m here to protect you. “
With the departure of Sanchez, Morono was able to intervene late to face Cerrone which ended in a TKO victory in the first round for the American. While thrilled to have won the biggest victory of his career, reflecting on Sanchez-Fabia’s entire situation with the UFC, “The Great White” had mixed feelings about it all.
“Weird is a good word for it, and sad is another good description of it,” he said. “If we really break it down, I can thank Fabia’s weirdness for giving me this opportunity. It’s by far the most important thing I’ve ever done in the UFC. It’s crazy how the butterfly effect works. “
How much do you think Alex Morono took advantage of the opportunity given to him? Did Fabia’s strangeness really lead to Morono’s success?