UFC Welterweight Emil Meek is one of the few fighters to train with Diego Sanchez’s controversial coach Joshua Fabia and has revealed some of his training methods.
In a recent interview with South China Morning Post, Meek talked about meeting and training with Joshua Fabia, revealing some of his unique training methods:
“Originally, I was trying to get a fight with Diego,” Meek said “Then he got a different one and I got a different one. Then he wrote me on Instagram and asked if I wanted to work out when he was in Vegas, and I figured, hell yeah, let’s do it. Then I asked him if his ninja coach is going to be there with him on he’s like, ‘yeah, there’s no other way’.
“How can I put this,” Meek continued. “I went in full-belief mode: everything they tell me to do, I’m going to do it 100 percent.
“Man, it was the craziest s**t I’ve ever done. At one point, Joshua, he was running after us in a locked cage with a real, sharp blade, to make us move.”
Joshua Fabia recently made an appearance on The Schmozone with The Schmo and Helen Yee and responded to these comments made by Meek. As you can imagine, he was not pleased to hear him say that:
“Emil says I chased him with a knife and locked him in an Octagon, and yet I have video proof is open,” Fabia said, disputing Meek’s comment regarding the cage part, but not about the knife. “You begged to come train of us, and instead of saying the truth of ‘yeah we trained with Diego, we did shark tank with him, disadvantaged, I started out having his back over and over on drills, and he was owning me… [Sanchez’s] grappling is on point, his condition is on point…
“Judging these weird drills might be because that’s what you want to talk about,” Fabia added. “You didn’t want to talk about that Diego was man-handling you.”
Emil Meek was quick to respond to these comments from Fabia, with 2 tweets:
“And you think I’m on a smearing campaign against you for that 1 comment?” Meek tweeted in response to Fabia. “If I were I would tell them that we did a 100 forward rolls, wrestled with a rope, did 4 minutes of shark tank out of a 2 hour session and that we played touch but for 1 hour with knives and sticks.”
“And secondly manhandling me? You sir are batshit crazy…”
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 5th March, 2020.