Diego Sanchez talks openly about the rough path his life and career has endured this last couple of years.
“I got sucked real deep into the fame and the money … I was a bachelor and I got sucked into a bad life of partying. I got really into smoking weed, drinking, partying. After my Clay Guida fight, I went down a bad path, man. It was just not a good path. After my loss to B.J. Penn it just got worse. I got really out of control … To make it worse, one of my best friends completely robbed me blind…Set me up and embezzled me for about $150,000.”
“In February of 2010, I had hit rock bottom, completely. I was broke. I was down and out, man … This guy had run me dry. The money had I set away to pay taxes, I was $230,000 in debt with the I.R.S.”
On top of that, Diego was sucked into raising a kid by a women he meet online. Wile petitioning for custody, the DNA test came back that the kid was not his.
Diego will get a chance to get his career back on track if he can defeat Jake Ellenberger this Wednesday night at UFC On FUEL.
Watch the interview below,