Diego Sanchez feels that former UFC champion Conor McGregor is not a good influence on the youth.
Speaking to MMA Junkie in a recent interview, Sanchez noted that he wants to help the youth of next-generation but sees the influence of big names like Conor McGregor as a hurdle.
“Now, I wanna help the youth of the next generation. I wanna be a positive, motivating inspiration and just a good influence for these kids. Because you got guys out there like Conor McGregor that are giants of influences. And drinking Proper Twelve and hitting old men is not really a good influence to be spreading for the youth of the next generation,” he added.
Sanchez further went on to add that he is doing free seminars for kids as an attempt to do his part.
“So I’m doing my best to do my part. And that’s why I do free seminars with kids. Anybody wanna fly me out to anywhere in America in the world, wherever I’ll do a free seminar for the kids. Anywhere, anytime. I’ll go make that time to work with the youth of the next generation because they’re the ones that need the most because they’re the ones that are gonna keep us going and eventually be taking care of us,” Sanchez added.
As for the MMA career of Sanchez, he wrapped up his journey with the UFC recently and is all set to explore the Eagle Fighting Championship of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Sanchez will be making his Eagle FC debut against Kevin Lee on March 11, 2022.
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