UFC welterweight/lightweight Diego Sanchez recently took to Twitter to announce that, after a three-year split, he has decided to return to the team of fighters training under MMA guru Greg Jackson.
Sanchez began training under Jackson some eight years ago and entered into the UFC under his tutelage. He parted ways with the renowned trainer apparently after he had welcomed UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre into the fold without first consulting Sanchez, a welterweight contender at the time.
Having buried the hatchet on the heels of two disappointing losses, to BJ Penn and John Hathaway, respectively, Sanchez today tweeted, “It’s official I’m 100% back at team jacksons about to gear up and spar.. My heart is very warm at the moment ;).”
Sanchez had trained for two years under brothers and Brazilian jiu-jitsu experts Saulo and Alexandre Ribeiro at The Arena Gym in San Diego, California. According to CagePotato.com, Sanchez had returned to his hometown of Albuquerque (also home of Jackson’s MMA academy) to train for his bout against John Hathaway at the Albuquerque Kickboxing and MMA gym. Sanchez rejoins Jackson’s roster which now includes Rashad Evans, St. Pierre, Nate Marquardt, Shane Carwin, Keith Jardine, Jon Jones, Clay Guida, Andrei Arlovski and more.