MMA – Former referee John McCarthy criticizes Eagle FC’s choice to pit Diego Sanchez against Kevin Lee.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is thinking big for Eagle FC. After numerous events in Russia, the organization is preparing to land on American soil. And to win over a larger audience, the promotion relies on well-known athletes, especially UFC alumni. Lately, it is the signatures of Diego Sanchez and Kevin Lee that have been formalized. The two men will face each other next March, in Miami.
This poster would have been exciting a few years ago, but it is much less so today. Indeed, Lee and Sanchez are coming out of complicated times. The former has lost four of his last five fights. As for the second, he remains on two defeats and a victory by disqualification, but especially comes out of a hospitalization linked to the coronavirus.
Many observers criticized this poster. John McCarthy is one of those people. Speaking on Weighing In, the former UFC referee expressed his doubts about the fairness of the opposition.
“You know Diego (Sanchez) has done a lot in MMA. He had good times, but also difficult times, ”he said. “I don’t want to see him leave being the guy… It was kind of like that with his last UFC games. They were trying to use his name to win over other guys. You know, get that win against the guy who’s the legend of the sport, the guy who’s been there forever, the guy who won The Ultimate Fighter 1. And I don’t know, I don’t think it’s a good game. . “
“I’ll watch it, I’m not saying I won’t.” But I don’t think the game, at this point in their careers, is fair. I think Diego needs to bring down the fight. If he does, he can certainly win it. Otherwise, it will be hard for him. “
The fight is scheduled in a new weight class, at 165 lbs (74.84 kg).
Do you agree with “Big John”? Is the fight between Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez unbalanced?