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Serra brothers split, Nick locked out of BJJ gyms
Matt and Nick Serra have parted ways with their BJJ Academies in NYC, going so far as having Matt covertly change the locks on their gyms to keep his brother out.
The BANG Effect: A Statistical Look at 2013's Most Improved MMA Team - DATABOMB
An unlikely new coaching star, Duane “Bang” Ludwig has surged to the forefront of the competitive MMA coaching landscape after a fortuitous change of scenery. Ludwig is the obvious candidate for 2013's “MMA Coach of the Year,” and few would question this, despite little fan awareness of his coaching prowess just one year ago. Ludwig certainly had a tough 2012 that included three consecutive UFC losses, each one by first-round stoppage, the last of which added a fight-ending and career-threatening knee injury to the insult. But almost immediately after beginning the lengthy rehabilitation process, Ludwig got an unexpected phone call from Urijah Faber, and the creator of the Bang Muay Thai system suddenly migrated from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado to Sacramento, California.
Fabricio Werdum to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team (ATT) for Cain Velasquez title fight
But will be enough to dethrone the current UFC heavyweight champion?
Rape, assault, coercion: Stories from Team Irvin
A new article in the Miami New Times provides new details on life in the Lloyd Irvin inner circle.
Ben Askren joins Evolve MMA
Ben Askren has yet to announce signing with a new promotion, but he has already finalized details to join top Asian team, Evolve MMA.
GSP won't fight again without Freddie Roach in his corner
The superstar boxing trainer claims that the UFC champ texted him saying he won't fight again without Roach in his corner.
Manny Pacquiao's coach Freddie Roach in wild brawl with Brandon Rios' coaches
Freddie Roach got into a dispute with Brandon Rios' coaching team over access to a gym and it erupted into a wild brawl featuring lots of homophobic and racial slurs.
Melvin left Grudge for ATT over money beef
Peripatetic UFC Lightweight Melvin Guillard explains his latest training camp move to American Top Team was motivated by a disagreement over money with Colorado's Grudge Training Center.
Trainer Eric Del Fierro weighs in on Alexander Gustafsson's split from Alliance
Less than two weeks after his impressive performance at UFC 165, light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson said he'll conduct future training camps in his native Sweden. Alliance MMA head trainer Eric Del Fierro said he understands his reasoning.
UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard relocates again, to American Top Team (Updated)
Shortly after knocking out Mac Danzig at UFC on FOX 7, Melvin Guillard said he would continue to live in Florida but train in Colorado, where he'd prepared for the fight at Grudge Training Center.
EVOLVE MMA and JACKSON’S MMA Announce Huge Partnership
In a complete shocker, Evolve MMA and Jackson’s MMA just announced a ground-breaking, strategic partnership with Chatri Sityodtong and Greg Jackson joining hands.
After UFC release, Roger Gracie moving stateside, could stay at middleweight
Decorated submission grappler Roger Gracie plans to move from the U.K. to the U.S. to train full-time at Blackhouse MMA in Southern California.
Trying to Avoid Gym Politics, Nate Marquardt, Cat Zingano, Others Form Elevation Fight Team
Some of Colorado’s top fighters such as Cat Zingano, Brandon Thatch, and Nate Marquardt recently joined with TUF 16 Team Carwin coach Liester Bowling to form the Elevation Fight Team.
Fabio Maldonado leaves Team Nogueira and airs many grievances on the way out
UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has left Team Nogueira over a dispute stemming from the naming rights of a gym. On the way out, he aired some dirty laundry about how the team works and took some shots at former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Bellator's Maiquel Falcao, Kaue Mena kicked off Renovacao Fight Team
Following a public brawl caught on tape, Bellator middleweight Maiquel Falcao and undefeated featherweight Kaue Mena have been kicked off their MMA team.
Costa Phillipou has left Team Serra-Longo
UFC middleweight contender, Costa Philippou has left Team Serra-Longo to train at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, as first brought to the attention of our own, Steph Daniels in her interview with Matt Serra.
Mauricio Rua cuts ties with André Dida; Cezer Ferreira joins Blackzilians
Two notable Brazilian fighters have announced changes to their training camps for their upcoming fights.
Olympic wrestling legend, Kenny Monday joins the Blackzilian camp as wrestling coach
Three time Olympian, Kenny Monday, discusses how he came to sign on with the Blackzilians, the difficulty in leaving behind his alma mater and how he plans to stay active with Battlegrounds MMA.
Trainer Cesar Gracie expects Nate Diaz to be his first UFC champ
If Nate Diaz emerges victorious against UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena, the 27-year-old will become the first Cesar Gracie fighter to hold gold in the UFC. Gracie's Pleasant Hill, Calif. academy has groomed other talent to UFC title shots, including Gil Castillo, who suffered a loss to then-welterweight champ Matt Hughes at UFC 40 back in 2002. Additionally, prominent jiu-jitsu black belts who now represent the camp – Dave Terrell, Jake Shields and Nick Diaz – also have come up short in recent title fights. Nate's older brother, Nick, is the most recent to walk away without the grand prize after he dropped a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit in an interim welterweight title bout at UFC 143 in February. So what makes Gracie's latest title challenger likely to bring home the goods? "If I've learned something," Gracie told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about his decade-plus prepping fighters to become UFC champions, "it's don't let the hype get to you."
Cung Le Had to Leave “Super Camp” To Get Personal Attention Needed for UFC Success
The nature of training is different for every fighter heading into a big bout in the UFC. One staple throughout MMA in recent years, however, has been the explosion of the “super camp” featuring a number of top fighters all working together under one roof, and one set of coaches to get ready for upcoming competition. Gyms like Team Greg Jackson, American Top Team, and American Kickboxing Academy have become synonymous with great training and building champions. Recently, however, more top fighters are shying away from the “super camp” atmosphere because, for all the rave reviews about the great coaching and training, there seems to be something lost when it comes to personal attention when preparing for a fight...