Colorado’s the place to be for plenty of MMA fighters, so it seems.
Earlier this week, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw announced he’d be ending a longtime relationship with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male in Sacramento in favor of joining Duane Ludwig and Elevation Fight Team full-time.
But he’s not the only one opting to hit the Mile High City to better his skills in the cage.
Clay Guida has decided to leave his camp at Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque to join Elevation Fight Team, head coach Leister Bowling told MMAFighting.
Top-five welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown is also making the full-time switch after spending his past few camps in Denver as a transplant fighter, Bowling said.
But with former title contender Cat Zingano, welterweight prospect Brandon Thatch and top-15 170-pounder Neil Magny all training at Elevation, Bowling said the team’s not looking to add too many more top fighters.
“Our doors are always open to anybody who wants to come train,” Bowling told Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting. “But I think the biggest thing Urijah said that’s not true is that I’m trying to actively recruit guys. I don’t want a whole lot of high-level guys. I want to be able to focus on the guys we do have. Right now, I think we have 10 guys in the UFC and I want to be able to give those guys every bit of attention I can.”
Guida’s currently slated to take on Thiago Tavares in Sao Paulo next month, while Brown’s scheduled to face Kelvin Gastelum on Nov. 21 in Monterrey, Mexico.