UFC superstar Jon Jones revealed over the weekend his thoughts about controversial MMA coach and manager Joshua Fabia. Jones was reacting to the newly released video of Fabia training former UFC star Diego Sanchez. Jones and Sanchez used to train together at Jackson Wink MMA Academy, but Sanchez spent his final run in the UFC with Fabia.
“I am without words, really disgusted,” Jones said in a since-deleted tweet. “As a person that knows Diego, this is the last thing he needs.”
On Friday, training footage depicting more of Fabia’s controversial training methods began circulating on the internet.
One scene featured Sanchez suspended upside down in the air while Fabia strikes him. Another scene shows Fabia whipping Sanchez with a belt. The video was subsequently removed from YouTube but continues to appear across various social media platforms.
You can watch the video below.
Asks for his medical records but throws strikes at him as he’s suspended upside down. Ok. Think we need to look at your records, Fabia. pic.twitter.com/XAhL5CMfiA
— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) May 8, 2021
So Jones was reacting to that latest video of Fabia’s bizarre methods. He said he was “really disgusted” about seeing an ex-teammate put himself in those kinds of situations with an MMA coach like Fabia.
Most would UFC fans seem to agree that Fabira minimally doesn’t seem to be training fighters in a conventional manner, and, more likely, doesn’t actually have any business training any UFC athletes at all.
Sanchez, 39, was released from the UFC earlier this month ahead of what was supposed to be his farewell fight with the company against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC Vegas 26.
But the UFC cut him after the fighter refused to certify he wasn’t suffering from any lingering health issues.
Since being released, Sanchez and Fabia have accused UFC president Dana White and the UFC of a wide variety of things.
They claim to be in possession of secretly recorded conversations that would damage the UFC’s brand but have refused to release them.
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