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Greg Jackson: Losing a 'close decision' to Jake Ellenberger doesn't hurt Diego Sanchez's career at all (Video)

"We were trying to get that fire back in Diego. Get him to really push forward, get him to fake and feint, mess with his timing so we could get our entrances well and do what he did in the third round. [Sanchez] is really just getting started in his MMA career, Ellenberger is one of the top, top 170-pounders, so losing a close decision, it was two rounds to one, close decision like this, especially if we had two more rounds to work, I really don't think it hurts his career at all. He won a lot of fans with his intensity and he'll continue to do great things."

Famed mixed martial arts (MMA) coach Greg Jackson talks about the adjustments Diego Sanchez made in between rounds during his "close decision loss" to Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FUEL TV last Wednesday night (Feb. 15, 2012) at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. "The Dream" was battered across two and a half rounds of the event headliner, but made a spirited comeback late in round three to take advantage of a tired "Juggernaut" and get the crowd on its feet. But was the fight as close as Jackson suggests? Or a one-sided beatdown with a last-minute comeback?

Full results and recap of UFC on FUEL TV: "Sanchez vs. Ellenberger" here and here.

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