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2/21/20 10:42 AM
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UFC welterweight Emil Meek was at one point rumored to face Diego Sanchez, but when the fight didn't come to pass, the two decided to train together. Sanchez had at that point moved his training and management to School of Self Awareness Worldwide founder Joshua Fabia; Meek went into the session with an open mind, and left with an opinion.

“Originally, I was trying to get a fight with Diego,” said Meek to Tom Taylor for the South China Morning Post. “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 added, laughing. “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*** 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.”

“I’m not going to slam them too much, but I think [Sanchez has] kind of lost his grip on it. I even reached out to him after the fight [vs. Michel Pereira] and I was like ‘hey, I’m sorry to see you perform this way, and I think you can do a lot better. Please at least consider what I’m saying’.

“I think this is the problem - he’s always been out there, he’s always been doing his crazy s***, but he’s always been able to supplement it with his MMA training because he’s been a hard worker. Now he’s stepping away from that and just doing the crazy things.

"I don’t think he’s going to do very well in the UFC with this stuff.”

In an interview with Steven Marrocco for MMA Fighting, Fabia defended the training method.

“The drill is, they’re all in the Octagon, moving, trying not to touch each other, or get touched by each other,” said Fabia. “So I want you to think of an athletic, high-speed game of tag that allows you to play, but also play with that fear and anxiety space, without getting hurt, without feeling you can’t make a mistake.

“And so, this is happening, five, six, seven, eight, guys, and I progressively come in and I say, ‘On top of the game that’s going on, this is to enhance your awareness, now I’m coming in, do not allow me to touch you also. So now I’m like a wild animal, putting pressure on all of them and not allowing them to stay focused on their specific thing, and just moving them. This is what I do. I go out, they’re continuing again, I come in with a stick, make them move from the stick at different lengths and different speeds. This is why Pereira didn’t land those big kicks on Diego. Amazing.

“So now, the drill has been picked up, and now you need truth, because I can tell that you’re playing. You’re not treating each touch as if it was true danger. Where if I treat each strike as a knife strike, you will move. Now before this drill even began, I showed them the power of the history of metal in the human body by showing them that Diego, with his eyes closed, I can move a knife toward his body, and his body will feel it. You can see his body reacting. That the human body can feel metal; it’s different. It’s from the history of how much the human body has been stabbed. I show them visually, they see it, they have idea.

“Now, 20 minutes later, yeah, I chase them around with a knife to make them move, so they realize, I’m not playing around. And if you think the guy in the ring when it’s one-on-one is playing around, that might be why you end up losing an eye.”

2/21/20 10:48 AM
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Holy fucking nut job.  

2/21/20 10:54 AM
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Touch Butt in the park?


"Hold my beer" - Joshua Fabia

2/21/20 11:03 AM
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Let’s not forget Diego was swindled by Dan Quinn of all people.

hes a really impressionable guy that’s being taken for a ride

2/21/20 11:06 AM
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This dude is batshit crazy!    I love me some Diego but he’s also lost all his marbles.    

2/21/20 11:25 AM
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Image result for if you can dodge a wrench gif

2/21/20 11:37 AM
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Lmfao @ Emil “Fuck it man, I’ll try anything once.” Meek. Legend. 

2/21/20 11:40 AM
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Jesus Christ

2/21/20 11:48 AM
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Good or bad this is some new shit. I am a fan 

 

 

 

2/21/20 12:05 PM
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dinkledorf -

Good or bad this is some new shit. I am a fan 

 

 

 

I’m right there with you. It’s all sorts of awesome. Fingers crossed this dude figured out how to bend bullets like in that Angelina Jolie movie Wanted. 

2/21/20 12:19 PM
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When is someone going to dojo strom this fucker. Someone needs to call this guy out. Icy Mike is close to this guys size. Let's make this happen.

2/21/20 12:22 PM
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Image result for if you can dodge a wrench gif


lol!  exactly

2/21/20 12:36 PM
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Diego needs Dan Quinn and Fabia to join forces. Then and only then could he become the ultimate longevity warrior.

2/21/20 12:56 PM
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When is someone going to dojo strom this fucker. Someone needs to call this guy out. Icy Mike is close to this guys size. Let's make this happen.

He’ll probably stab you after you turn your back just to make you “know he’s not playing around”

Edited: 2/21/20 2:10 PM
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What was he talking about? Diego closing his eyes and feeling knives because of the connection of metal in the human body?!? The human body being stabbed so much. What was he talking about?
?   Again this guy is a cult leader.
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2/21/20 2:22 PM
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slaughteringyou - 

Let’s not forget Diego was swindled by Dan Quinn of all people.

hes a really impressionable guy that’s being taken for a ride


You do know Diego is slightly retarded right? His IQ is below the charts so please don't act shocked than he could be so easily swindled by charlatans.
2/21/20 2:55 PM
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People get stabbed every day.  Why aren't they able to instinctively avoid their attackers? #FuckingLunatic

2/21/20 3:49 PM
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How long until Fabia surrounds their training cage with a moat full of gators?
2/21/20 3:58 PM
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Lmfao @ Emil “Fuck it man, I’ll try anything once.” Meek. Legend. 

Legit lol...well done sir

2/21/20 4:14 PM
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People get stabbed every day.  Why aren't they able to instinctively avoid their attackers? #FuckingLunatic

Because they don't train with Josh Fabia. Obviously, if they had they would be able to run away from the knives.

2/21/20 6:52 PM
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Diego should consider changing things up again.

2/21/20 7:47 PM
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awwdammit -

People get stabbed every day.  Why aren't they able to instinctively avoid their attackers? #FuckingLunatic

Because they don't train with Josh Fabia. Obviously, if they had they would be able to run away from the knives.

LMFAO!

2/22/20 6:29 PM
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UGH GOD DAMN......this dude needs to be removed as far away as from MMA as far he can.... he's going to get somebody seriously hurt

2/22/20 6:40 PM
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We NEED to get Diego to spend some time with George Dillman...you know he would buy in 100% and would be trying to Dim mak the shit out of people in the octagon.