It seemed as if the mixed martial arts community breathed a sigh of relief when it was revealed recently that Diego Sanchez had split from his controversial trainer and leader of ‘The School of Self-Awareness’ Joshua Fabia, and you can add Michael Bisping to that list.
Sanchez announced a “professional split” from Fabia shortly after footage was released showing Fabia berating members of the UFC commentary team, as well as another shocking video which displayed Fabia’s unconventional training techniques as he kicked and punched Sanchez who was suspended upside down from the ceiling. Further footage also showed Fabia using a sword while training Sanchez.
An enraged Fabia said this week that he feels he was “taken advantage of” by Sanchez for two years, while also making a number of unsubstantiated claims about the UFC Hall of Famer.
And commenting on the issue on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast, Bisping couldn’t contain his true feelings for the controversial Fabia.
“So I talked a little bit about Joshua and then Diego reached out — which was probably Joshua Fabia, let’s be honest, because the messages never stopped,” Bisping said, via MMA Fighting.
“They kept coming and coming and I just ignored them because I like Diego, but Joshua Fabia can go f*ck himself. But I said that I wasn’t gonna talk about it to Diego. I was being a nice guy. Well now, Diego and Joshua Fabia parted company… but today that little pr*ck, that little assh*le Joshua Fabia that runs the School of Self Awareness — and by the way he is the least self-aware assh*le on the planet, the least self-aware, so that’s ironic — he’s now talking sh*t about Diego, not the other way around.
“He’s come out and he’s talking bad about his character, he’s saying he has substance abuse issues, he’s saying that he’s broke, he’s making out that he’s a bad father, this guy really, really went off the deep end. It’s absolutely disgusting, it’s just shocking.
“He’s sitting there, he’s trying to be passive-aggressive, he’s talking about basically saying that [Diego’s] got a one-bedroom apartment but he’s got a child, so he’s making little connotations there about him as a father, which is disgusting,” Bisping said. “He’s talking about substance abuse issues and if he has a problem—Again, that’s disgusting. That’s private information between them two, never gonna share that. Talking stuff about him having special education needs and things like that, I don’t know.
“What this guy did to Diego’s career and to end up losing him his job and then for him now to come out and talk all this sh*t when Diego was so loyal to him and had his back and even cut off members of his own family and lost his place in the UFC that he had for a long time. And for him to come out there, do this, so quickly as well? It just shows this guy is a real piece of sh*t.”
And Bisping suggests that the association with Fabia, and the fallout from their breakup, will ensure that Fabia’s 15 minutes in the sport are up.
“The thing is for Joshua Fabia, the reality is this interview will probably be one of the last ones that he does because no one cares about Joshua Fabia,” Bisping said. “He doesn’t have a position in the UFC, he hasn’t fought, he hasn’t earned anybody’s respect. Joshua Fabia is a con artist. He’s a f*cking little cockroach. He’s a little sh*t that needs terminating.
“That f*cking video of Diego hanging upside down with him kicking him, guy’s out of his mind. There was one time before one of his fights the commission comes in and he was talking about this ‘one-inch death punch’ that he’s taught to Diego and you know, the commission wanted to see it but he couldn’t show it to the commission and all this type of stuff, and then now today in one of the interviews he’s talking about how the commission was asking Diego to throw fights. I forget the exact words of it all, but the guy’s out of his mind, the guy’s an absolute fool.”