Diego Sanchez Has Left Team Jackson

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aznteabagger
8/7/07 10:11:02AM
The Ultimate Fighter 1” middleweight winner and current top-10 UFC welterweight Diego Sanchez has cut ties with Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico and is relocating to California.

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AmericanFighterAce
8/7/07 10:15:30AM
Good Move.
Greg Jackson reallydoes not impress me, because it seems when his fighters have a huge fight, they crumble be cause Greg Jackson gives them bad advice for their matches.
He does not prepare them for the opponent that well.
rcg916
8/7/07 11:03:28AM

Posted by AmericanFighterAce

Good Move.
Greg Jackson reallydoes not impress me, because it seems when his fighters have a huge fight, they crumble be cause Greg Jackson gives them bad advice for their matches.
He does not prepare them for the opponent that well.



Not true. The Diego that everyone went crazy for (aggressive, non-stop)... thats the Greg Jackson product. The Diego you see now is the kid who got famous and IMO takes training less serious than he did, and is way less hungry.

Jackson is a top tier coach if you ask me.
wagere
8/7/07 11:06:22AM
Be funny if he went to Team Punishment, slap in the face to Rashad.
cowcatcher
8/7/07 11:14:28AM
really is a quick fall from grace after a quick trip near the top for jacksons team. sanchez has always seemed a little flaky to me, and i wonder why he would leave right before a huge fight. im interested to see what his reasons are in the upcoming weeks.
jack
8/7/07 11:22:21AM
Sanchez has gotten sloppy because he hangs out with De la Hoya and he has a little fame now. Look at his last two fights. If he wants to become a boxer then go be a boxer. You can't half-ass it in MMA. He should have been majorly pumped for the Koscheck fight but instead he tried to box him. He needs to get hungry again like when he first started so maybe this move will be good for him. Time will tell.
jgtribbett
8/7/07 11:46:31AM
i'm wondering myself where he is gonna go. i would like to see him go to chuteboxe or something.. i dont know if he'd fit in.. but it would improve his game
Twenty20Dollars
8/7/07 11:54:27AM
Oh yeah don''t consider that he had a bad staph infection. Yeah so stop talking trash on him.
Postaljester
8/7/07 12:24:51PM
I wonder where he will go to...
Twenty20Dollars
8/7/07 1:00:49PM
where ever the hell he wants.
elysianwing
8/7/07 1:43:11PM

Posted by jack

Sanchez has gotten sloppy because he hangs out with De la Hoya and he has a little fame now. Look at his last two fights. If he wants to become a boxer then go be a boxer. You can't half-ass it in MMA. He should have been majorly pumped for the Koscheck fight but instead he tried to box him. He needs to get hungry again like when he first started so maybe this move will be good for him. Time will tell.




Wtf are you talking about?

His last two fights were kos and riggs....the Kos fight sucked, but he knocked the shit out of Riggs in like about 90 seconds.


So how exactly do his last two fights = half-assing it?

Also, his boxing form imo is actually technically > than Kos'


[i'd just like to take this moment to point out that I personally dislike Diego AND Koscheck]

During that fight, Rogan(like every other tuffer has been doing since he ko'd Goulet) kept talking about how crisp and tight Kos' boxing form was.....and all I could think was that Joe was high on dmt.

Kos had (probably) heavier hands, a reach advantage and threw more frequently(even though neither really did anything in the fight), but Sanchez was the one keeping his hands up, shoulders square, chin tucked, etc etc etc.


Without the threat of SOME standup skill, Diego would have a hard time breaking top 5 in the ww division(as all it would take to win would be to Koscheck him *cough* excuse me, I meant to say "blanket" him)

Training his hands with DLH could only do worlds of good for his skillset, his problem with Kos seemed to be more related to health and personal motivation.


I'll agree with you that Sanchez looked a LOT less hungry....and that perhaps his celebrity had gone to his head, but I can't see how anybody could try and argue training your boxing with one of the greatest technical boxers in the last 20 years is a bad thing.
ncordless
8/7/07 1:51:57PM
Smooth move, Sanchez
juanez13
8/7/07 1:58:12PM
he shoudl go to rampages team, with juanito(pages trainer) who was also was a boxing trainer, he could really improve his standup, learn not to chase his opponent but to cut him off, like page did to chuck, and he can also work on his ground game with rampage and all the other guys that are there...........i think that camp should help him alot..........
Chris_Keppel
8/7/07 2:09:33PM

[i'd just like to take this moment to point out that I personally dislike Diego AND Koscheck]

he shoudl go to rampages team, with juanito(pages trainer) who was also was a boxing trainer, he could really improve his standup, learn not to chase his opponent but to cut him off, like page did to chuck, and he can also work on his ground game with rampage and all the other guys that are there...........i think that camp should help him alot..........



I second the first statement, and highly disagree with the second statement. I don't think Sanchez fits in with the people at Team Punishment, plus, I don't like Sanchez and don't want to see him over there lol ... go to The Pit, or Team Hammerhouse. lol
GunitSoldier
8/7/07 3:33:45PM
I Agree with the notion to go to Rampages Camp. there is more to learn there then with Jackson. He also might learn alot from Crazy Bob at AKA or The Pit with Liddell.
nubby
8/7/07 4:30:15PM
I bet he left because of GSP. He and GSP will eventually have to fight if Sanchez ever wants a shot at the title. I see Sanchez moving past Greg Jackson's camp on to bigger and better things. Training with either Tito or Page is not that far out of question.
xphycorx
8/7/07 4:37:09PM
sanchez is one of my favorite fighters. i wouldn't mind seeing him go to team punishment. i think he could learn a lot there.
1900squats
8/7/07 9:58:26PM
nice i hope team quest picks him up.
GrandMaster313
8/7/07 10:19:44PM
I don't care what anyone says about Sanchez. He lost 1 fight to someone that didn't even push him to his limits. The fight w/ Kos was a joke! BOTH of them put up the worst performance I've seen in a long time. Diego is an excellent fighter and what ever he has up his sleeve has got to be good for leaving this close to a fight.
x_soa_x
8/8/07 12:03:50AM

Posted by elysianwing


Posted by jack

Sanchez has gotten sloppy because he hangs out with De la Hoya and he has a little fame now. Look at his last two fights. If he wants to become a boxer then go be a boxer. You can't half-ass it in MMA. He should have been majorly pumped for the Koscheck fight but instead he tried to box him. He needs to get hungry again like when he first started so maybe this move will be good for him. Time will tell.




Wtf are you talking about?

His last two fights were kos and riggs....the Kos fight sucked, but he knocked the shit out of Riggs in like about 90 seconds.


So how exactly do his last two fights = half-assing it?

Also, his boxing form imo is actually technically > than Kos'


[i'd just like to take this moment to point out that I personally dislike Diego AND Koscheck]

During that fight, Rogan(like every other tuffer has been doing since he ko'd Goulet) kept talking about how crisp and tight Kos' boxing form was.....and all I could think was that Joe was high on dmt.

Kos had (probably) heavier hands, a reach advantage and threw more frequently(even though neither really did anything in the fight), but Sanchez was the one keeping his hands up, shoulders square, chin tucked, etc etc etc.


Without the threat of SOME standup skill, Diego would have a hard time breaking top 5 in the ww division(as all it would take to win would be to Koscheck him *cough* excuse me, I meant to say "blanket" him)

Training his hands with DLH could only do worlds of good for his skillset, his problem with Kos seemed to be more related to health and personal motivation.


I'll agree with you that Sanchez looked a LOT less hungry....and that perhaps his celebrity had gone to his head, but I can't see how anybody could try and argue training your boxing with one of the greatest technical boxers in the last 20 years is a bad thing.



I can provide a URL proving that Diego had a bad staph infection during the Koscheck fight.
itsfrankwhite
8/8/07 12:37:54AM
interested to see what happens from here.
elysianwing
8/8/07 2:03:26AM

Posted by x_soa_x



I can provide a URL proving that Diego had a bad staph infection during the Koscheck fight.




Nah, no need(for me anyhow). As I said, it seemed pretty clear to me his problems in that fight had to be the result of health and/or motivation.

rcg916
8/8/07 2:07:16PM

Posted by x_soa_x

I can provide a URL proving that Diego had a bad staph infection during the Koscheck fight.



Yeah, so can the rest of the world since it was in the news...

But show me a fighter that doesnt go into a fight with some kind of injury and Ill show you a guy who didnt train hard enough. Its no excuse, he lost that fight fair and square.

Nuthuggery=blindness



BTW. if you read a little further into it, youll see that Diego was only in the ring with DLH for a total of 10 minutes. They hung out a lot, but the actual training time was barely any. So, all this talk of getting boxing training from a legend is a little blown out of proportion.

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