Jackson/Wink MMA is arguably the best fight gym on Earth. Three weeks before his fight with Michael Chiesa at UFC 239, Diego Sanchez left, saying he wasn't appreciated or valued by his former coaches, and for the last two fights has cornered solely by Josh Fabia, founder of the School of Self-Awareness Worldwide.
Fabia appears to be a cross between life coach, Yellow Bamboo master, and moonbat. Prior to Sanchez, Fabia had never worked a corner in the UFC, and offered a bonkers understanding of the cornerman role.
Sanchez lost to Chiesa in Round 3.
After Round 1
"Five recovery breaths. Five recovery breaths.”
“Sip the water. Breathe in. Good.”
“Five recovery breaths! In the nose, out the mouth.”
“Listen carefully. Listen carefully. You are stopping your motion. Do not wait to see your work. I need forward, forward pressure. I need you to get off the line before you attack. Off the line before you attack.”
“Bee drill. Bee drill. Think of the shadow. Shadow!”
“I need you to get in. Get in, get behind. If it gets tight, if it gets sticky, take him to the ground.”
“Get on top. Give me some ride time. Give me some ground and pound.”
After Round 2
“Listen to me. You need to go, alright? You need to go. I need to see you go swinging. You know why? Because you’ve got nothing to lose now.”
“He just won that round with that throw. You had the other round on points, on contact. Alright?”
“So you’ve got to get a takedown. You’ve got to hold him down. You’ve got to work this motherf***er over. You hear me?”
“You’ve got to do your f***ing job. Get to work. Alright?”
“Quit acting like you don’t know how to do it. Do not let him trigger you ...”
Sanchez was losing badly Saturday night, but opted for a DQ win.