Diego Sanchez Out Of UFC 58

MMAWeekly.com has confirmed from multiple sources that Diego Sanchez has been forced to drop out of his scheduled fight at UFC 58 with John Alessio.

It has been reported that Sanchez had to visit the emergency room on Monday night with serious de-hydration, and his original illness has now escalated to the point where doctors will not allow him to fight on Saturday night.

The UFC will just drop the fight off the card. John Alessio was disappointed telling MMAWeekly.com late Tuesday night from Las Vegas “I trained harder for this fight than any fight in my life…” Alessio said. “It’s very disappointing.”

The UFC was unavailable for comment, but it looks as though Alessio will return to fight for the UFC on a future card. MMAWeeklyRadio.com will have more about the story today on the radio show at 9am Pacific/12 Noon eastern with MMAWeekly’s Ryan Bennett and Frank Trigg.