Diego Sanchez & Ali Sonoma
Before the likes of Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer came along, Ali Sonoma was the Octagon girl that had many UFC fans weak at the knees.
The blonde bombshell dated UFC star Diego Sanchez for two years, from 2006-2008, and things became serious enough between them that they were actually engaged and living together.
However, as hard as it is to believe, Sanchez eventually decided to leave the fitness model in order to focus on his UFC career.
“As some of you know I was in a almost 2 year relationship with UFC fighter Diego Sanchez, a man who proposed to me after 4 weeks of dating,” Sonoma wrote on social media back in 2008. “Diego recently decided he can’t have both: he can’t have the relationship and be the champion. Sigh…and that’s ok…I am the kind of person I believe everything happens for a reason, due to God’s will and His plan for us…and I will do nothing but trust in Him and not who I thought and always imagined would always be there for me. Words sometimes have no meaning, based on the person they come from. Ladies, don’t rely on your “man” or whoever it is that you think will never forsake you.”