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Report: Diego Sanchez’s New Coach Warned Officials Fighter Might Use Move Like a ‘Stone Cold Stunner’

Diego Sanchez's new coach has been in the news a fair bit lately, and now it's being reported that he warned officials the veteran might use a technique like the 'Stone Cold Stunner' ....

Due to some of the surprising movement from Diego Sanchez at UFC Rio Rancho, and the corner advice he received from his new coach, Joshua Fabia, the latter’s been in the news. Well, that isn’t changing, as now it’s being reported that Fabia warned officials Sanchez might use a technique like the ‘Stone Cold Stunner’ against Michael Chiesa.

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Fabia reportedly warned the Nevada Commission Sanchez could seriously injury or kill Chiesa

Sanchez faced Chiesa at UFC 239 last July and lost the fight via unanimous decision. MMA Junkie is reporting, however, that sources say Fabia warned Nevada officials before the fight he had been working on a technique with Sanchez, which could seriously injure or kill Chiesa.

The School of Self-Awareness founder was reportedly asked to demonstrate the move, and according to the sources, he demonstrated something very similar to the ‘Stone Cold Stunner’. If you don’t follow pro-wrestling it’s a move where you place your opponent’s head on your shoulders, before dropping to the floor while holding them. In theory, possibly breaking the person’s neck. Fabia apparently said he learned the technique while working with paramilitary groups in South America.

The report goes on to say that Fabia reportedly told officials that the moment Sanchez secured the ‘choke’, the fight should be immediately halted, so that Chiesa didn’t get hurt. Officials met with UFC brass to discuss what Fabia had said, and it was determined that the likelihood of Sanchez being able to pull the technique off was unlikely. The Commission also reportedly reminded Sanchez and Fabia that the fight is part of a professional sporting event and that a fighter’s safety is paramount.

So, ya. One would think this news is only going to spike discussion and debate about Fabia’s coaching methods further.

Sanchez defends Fabia

It should be noted, however that Sanchez has been defending Fabia big time, since his DQ win over Michel Pereira last weekend. Recently the eccentric and rugged fighter shared out this on Instagram:

This is what REALLY happened

As we all come to think we are experts, as we all have eyes and think we can see, I will now show you what you are not AWARE enough to see.
My coach should be getting coach of the year award for reinventing a fighter at the age of 38.
What you are seeing is something special.
Now I ask you all why you could not see it, or why you could not allow @joshuafabiaknowbody @schoolofselfawareness to be acknowledged in any way for what he has done.
He has done this alone,
No equipment
No team
No building.
If you see this and respect me at all you all owe him a HUGE apology. And if you are not willing to apologize and want to deny what you see in this video you are too far corrupted and no one can help you.
To all the fans that supported even though you couldn’t see, I love you even more.
For all of you that have written me off and talked trash, keep watching because you can’t stop me now.
School of Self Awareness is a worldwide movement and it is for those who are willing to help themselves.
Share if you care, if you don’t we now know you don’t care. I am a legend, don’t let them destroy my legacy.
If they can do it to me, they can do it to you. Stand up for yourself because no one else will.
Oh @thenotoriousmma any time, any place I would cherish the opportunity to have a legendary fight with two legends. Plus it might be nice having a fair fight for a change. If you thought @portal.ido was anything you really need to meet @joshuafabiaknowbody
Nice commentating @dc_mma , Really thank you from the bottom of my heart. You did me so wrong it taught me what is really going on.
Thanks for not talking to my coach, manager and cornerman @joshuafabiaknowbody in our pre fight meeting. You already showed me your bias attitude then.

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As we all come to think we are experts, as we all have eyes and think we can see, I will now show you what you are not AWARE enough to see. My coach should be getting coach of the year award for reinventing a fighter at the age of 38. What you are seeing is something special. Now I ask you all why you could not see it, or why you could not allow @joshuafabiaknowbody @schoolofselfawareness to be acknowledged in any way for what he has done. He has done this alone, No equipment No team No building. If you see this and respect me at all you all owe him a HUGE apology. And if you are not willing to apologize and want to deny what you see in this video you are too far corrupted and no one can help you. To all the fans that supported even though you couldn’t see, I love you even more. For all of you that have written me off and talked trash, keep watching because you can’t stop me now. School of Self Awareness is a worldwide movement and it is for those who are willing to help themselves. Share if you care, if you don’t we now know you don’t care. I am a legend, don’t let them destroy my legacy. If they can do it to me, they can do it to you. Stand up for yourself because no one else will. Oh @thenotoriousmma any time, any place I would cherish the opportunity to have a legendary fight with two legends. Plus it might be nice having a fair fight for a change. If you thought @portal.ido was anything you really need to meet @joshuafabiaknowbody Nice commentating @dc_mma , Really thank you from the bottom of my heart. You did me so wrong it taught me what is really going on. Thanks for not talking to my coach, manager and cornerman @joshuafabiaknowbody in our pre fight meeting. You already showed me your bias attitude then. @michelpereiraufc @seanshelby @danawhite @espnmma @mmajunkiedotcom @mmaworlddotcom @thenotoriousmma @hbosports @shosports @themmadigest @floydmayweather @stylebender @arielhelwani @mikebohnmma @canelo @dc_mma @joerogan @stephenasmith #ufcriorancho #ufc #mma #truth #fightgame #interesting #realtalk #thetruthhurts #antibullying #help #whyisnoonehelpingothers #facts #openyoureyes #awareness #selfawareness

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