Al Iaquinta Has A LOT To Say About Diego Sanchez, His UFC Paycheck, Weidman/Mousasi Mess

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant spoke via Skype with UFC Lightweight Al Iaquinta and heard what he had to say about his upcoming UFC Nashville co-main event fight with Diego Sanchez. “Raging” Al talks about returning to the Octagon after a 2-year layoff, the knee injury that almost kept him from fighting and his frustrations with the UFC concerning his paycheck. Al also shares his thoughts on the controversial TKO win Gegard Mousasi scored over his teammate Chris Weidman, his budding real estate career and how he feels about Champ Conor McGregor and the Lightweight division after being out of the game for a while.

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66 Comments on "Al Iaquinta Has A LOT To Say About Diego Sanchez, His UFC Paycheck, Weidman/Mousasi Mess"

  1. Kid is a beast and speaks his mind. If you dont like it then fawk off. At least he keeps it real amidst all the nonsense, contractual issues, payouts, insurance discrepancies, etc etc etc. In the bigger picture you WANT fighters like this who care more about principle then the cash. Al made a statement to the UFC and the UFC still came back and asked him to fight (albeit still having fights left on the contract he still could have walked away w a legal fight). For the sake of the sport I hope more fighters take Als stance instead of brown nosing Dana White. Side note, I have never seen Iaquinta gassed…ever. Replay the videos with this in mind and be prepared to be shocked.

  2. The knees weren't legal because Gegard lifted him. Chris never had his hands fully on the ground, only his fingertips. So regardless of Gegard lifting him up, those knees were legal. No?
    Gegard lifting Chris had little to do with the legality of the strikes. Chris never had his hands fully on the ground, only his fingertips. So regardless of Gegard lifting him up, those knees were legal. Right?

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