I agree with Cowboy vs Diego. It’s the obvious fight to make.
There are all sorts of questions about Diego’s health, who is he hanging around right now, what’s the drug situation, … are we doing Diego a favour by giving him a fight? Bigger: what’s the path forward?
I can understand why the UFC probably wants to walk away. Those are tough questions. But there’s also value in loyalty. I don’t think it’s right to just scrub your hands and say fuck that guy about someone you’ve had a mostly-good work relationship with for 20 years.
One of the positive takeaways from this whole Diego-Fabia debacle: people here seem to be wildly supportive of Diego, people want to see a good ending for that guy. Is it wrong to say that Diego’s almost universally well-liked, even though his misgivings are well-known? I hope that’s enough to get things going down a good path (I wanted to say “back on track”, but I don’t think we’re getting things back to the way they were).