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After a lackluster performance and a controversial win by Diego Sanchez over Takanori Gomi, veteran middleweight Chris Leben tweeted that perhaps his trainer Greg Jackson is at fault for the tentative display.
Diego Sanchez's return to lightweight was anything but impressive against Takanori Gomi. For starters, he didn't technically return to lightweight as he missed the limit by 2 lbs. Then Sanchez compounded that with an inability to implement his wrestling against Gomi nor consistently and aggressively land strikes against the Fireball Kid. Sanchez somehow took the nod, and Chris Leben, a fellow TUF 1 alum, suggested on Twitter that Greg Jackson was to blame for his sub-par effort.
@diegosanchezufcwhat happened?! You used to move straight forward and crush guys. Too much Greg Jackson i think— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) March 3, 2013
I'm not sure how Leben could've possibly concluded "too much Greg Jackson" was a factor for Diego's performance. Sanchez's last three fights all won FOTN honors, and Jackson trained and cornered him in those bouts. What's funny about this tweet from Leben is that Sanchez himself was critical of fellow teammates in his camp for putting on less-than-exciting outings.