Coach, trainer and manager of Diego Sanchez, Joshua Fabia, has fired back at his critics. In a recent interview he said Diego Sanchez showed Mayweather level defence in his last fight.
Since the public falling out between Diego Sanchez and JacksonWink at UFC 239, Sanchez has dropped his coaches and stuck with only one cornerman in Joshua Fabia. Since that fight and Sanchez’s most recent fight at UFC Rio Rancho, his coach has been criticized because of his corner advice and the movements he shows.
Fabia says critics fail to recognise how much better Sanchez’s defence has gotten since working with him. He also believes the UFC veteran’s defense is Mayweather level.
“Just like, and I’ll give you the critique on it, just like everybody talking that s**t about Diego just running at his opponent. Listen crazies, you guys are kind of like, slow it down and recognize what you’re seeing,” Fabia said on The Luke Thomas Show. “He was loaded to go through a flying knee, and in that moment, in the speed of that, he recognized it was definitely going to be unhealthy to do that. And he smothered it, had no damage, and bounced off.
“Like again, if you watch the video on Diego Sanchez’s IGTV, you will see he blocks, evades like it’s Mayweather level. It’s McGregor level. Clearly, why even McGregor, the only one with enough fight IQ to see the power in what was really happening there. Also, the only person to study movement outside of the box of ‘MMA I know everything established community. This is what is going on here man.”
Joshua Fabia has blamed the commentary team for blowing his and Diego Sanchez’s relationship out of proportion. But, he makes it clear that Sanchez has improved as a fighter since working with him.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 21st February, 2020.
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