Diego Sanchez Details The Reason Why He Parted Ways With His Long Time Jackson Wink MMA Gym The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 1) champion Diego Sanchez has been part of Jackson Wink MMA for many years recently exits the gym before his showdown with Michael Chiesa at UFC 239 PPV event, on July 6, 2019, from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sanchez details it was a crucial decision for him to leave because he didn't feel real love from his trainers. \u201cI made a crucial decision,\u201d Sanchez told MMAjunkie at UFC 239 media day scrum. \u201cThis is a Diego Sanchez moment. I made a crucial decision. It\u2019s three weeks before the fight. No more JW \u2013 Jackson-Wink, one of the best teams in the world. No. I\u2019m going in with one trainer. I\u2019m going in with one trainer. \u201cPeople are like, \u2018Wow, what the hell, Diego? What are you thinking?\u2019 Well, I\u2019m not only thinking, I\u2019m feeling. That\u2019s a big part of who Diego Sanchez is: I don\u2019t think too much. I don\u2019t think it\u2019s good to think too much. I think you\u2019ve got to feel. You\u2019ve got to feel this \u2013 your gut. You\u2019ve got to feel this part right here that\u2019s inside of you. "Nightmare" added the main reason that he wasn't growing as a mixed martial artist due to lack of attentiveness from his coaches. \u201cAll I know is I wasn\u2019t learning,\u201d he said. \u201cI wasn\u2019t growing as a mixed martial artist, that they were teaching me with the knowledge and information as trainers that they were doing. They were just basically going through the motions with Diego Sanchez.\u201d Diego Sanchez went on to criticize Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn for not giving him much attention that he needed before his fights. \u201cFor the past three years, Diego Sanchez (has) really being doing the Bruce Lee type of style training: going in early, getting my thousands of reps in and training myself,\u201d he said. \u201cObviously everyone knows my grappling credentials \u2013 getting some grappling classes in and grappling rolls in. Go get my rounds in with the young bucks and do my thing in the gym. \u201cBut come fight time, you\u2019d get a couple mitt sessions with Winkeljohn, never really learning anything, just kind of tuning up what I already had,\u201d he added. \u201cWith Greg Jackson, it was maybe one or two privates a camp, but never really any true love \u2013 the type of love that a trainer should have for his fighter.\u201d Sanchez (29-11) recently won back-to-back fights. First \u201cThe Nightmare\u201d defeated Craig White via decision at UFC 228,\u00a0then afterward beating out Mickey Gall at UFC 235.