What Would Stephen A. Smith Think of Diego's Performance?

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Did Diego Sanchez quit?

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    Joe: Did he quit?
    Stephen: He quit.

    It’s kind of jarring that a Sunday morning narrative following a Diego Sanchez (30-12 MMA, 19-12 UFC) fight involves some questioning of his fighting spirit – all because he rightfully took a disqualification win over Michel Pereira following a brutal illegal knee to the head.

    Sanchez has given every piece of himself to this sport and since before he joined the UFC in 2005. Never once in that stretch has his heart or courage been called into question, but because of one decision to not continue in a fight he was badly losing, after taking a concussive and illegal blow, some people are choosing to look at him differently.

    Could Sanchez have continued and fought out the final two minutes against Pereira? Possibly. But he was in a haze after taking that illegal blow, and it wouldn’t have been wise. Instead, Sanchez left the octagon with his 19th UFC win (sixth all-time, 30 total), and got the entirety of his fight purse [enough to get a second guru]. In a sport where nothing is given and everything must be taken, Sanchez looked out for himself [and his guru].

    It was the right move for his health and career, and although he’s already been blasted with some negative feedback, Sanchez is no quitter and deserves the benefit of the doubt.

    https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020...ways-diego-sanchez-jon-jones-jan-blachowicz/3
     
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  2. IDGETKTFO

    IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    like a cheap tent

    Actually, he would probably say Ya'll don't know who Diego N. Sanchez is, do ya?
     
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    Doc Whorfin Sherdog's Roto-Rooter Platinum Member

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    What Would Stephen A. Smith Think of Diego's Performance?
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  4. Substance Abuse

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    Fuck him. I couldn't give a fuck less about what SAS thinks.
     
  5. KinoDemo

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    He would find a way to have an ignorant opinion about it, I’m sure.
     
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  6. rooofio

    rooofio White Belt

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    Who cares what Stephen A Smith thinks
     
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  7. USA!USA!

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    Who cares what this clown thinks!
     
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    The dude holding mitts is scared. He keeps backing up.
     
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  9. ocfightfan

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    I don't really care. I just want him to retire for his own good and the good of the sport. I'm not looking forward to his health condition in the next ten years.
     
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  10. Fight Professor

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    He is less stiff than Usman.
     
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  11. KinoDemo

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    Working on his octagon control too. Smart.
     
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    Pitier of Fools Brown Belt

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    Cecil Peoples has some pretty crisp striking there.
     
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    it is what he gets paid for
     
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  14. giantveggie

    giantveggie Green Belt

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    His shoulders quit.
     
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  15. Street Bishop

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    Yan showed us absolutely nothing tonight. Corey Anderson just quit.
     
  16. Nandez

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    I’m curious what Joe Rogan’s thoughts would be on what SAS had to say.
     
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    Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Fuck what Steven A got to say. Where the fuck is JA?!?
     
  18. dipstickjimmy

    dipstickjimmy Black Belt

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    Fighters shouldn't be asked if they can continue. They should be examined and the ref/doc should be making the decision. They will fight if they are allowed. Diego has every right to say he can't see. If he was told he was going to lose he would likely lie and say he was good in an attempt to get a last second win.
     

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