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Coaching Champions | Jason Parillo Enlisted To Help Benson Henderson Prep For Diaz (Rumor) | UFC NEWS

Highly regarded in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Jason Parillo is known for his adaptable boxing game as it translates into a cage fight.

Having trained the likes of Michael Bisping for Brian Stann, Tito Ortiz in the last stint of his career and BJ Penn, Parillo, an Orange County, California resident, has built a solid reputation for being one of the best striking coaches available to an MMA fighter.

Today BJPENN.COM learned that he was likely enlisted into UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson’s training camp for Nate Diaz.

Benson Henderson is set to defend his title at UFC on FOX 5 this December. During his time on the big stage we have seen a good mix of striking ability from the champion; however his next opponent has a tricky style and apparently the Henderson camp thought it wise to enlist a specialist.

Nate Diaz has that Diaz slap style of boxing that overwhelms his opponents; it’s hard to defend against, hard to run from and hard to counter. He holds records for the most volume thrown in a UFC fight and he uses that volume well, damaging his opponents to near unrecognizable condition before its over. Simply put, his boxing is very effective.

Jason Parillo has had the opportunity to work with the Diaz brothers, so he has a special insight into their abilities. He has also coached against them, which further establishes his credentials as a logical choice for Henderson.

But will this new addition to the Henderson camp help him solve the Diaz riddle?

Tune in to UFC on FOX 5 on Dec. 8 and let’s find out together!

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23 Comments to Coaching Champions | Jason Parillo Enlisted To Help Benson Henderson Prep For Diaz (Rumor) | UFC NEWS

  1. JOEDO says:

    I’m sorry but Parillo is a horrible coach. He wouldn’t do much good to Benson Henderson anyways. Who has Parillo coached? Tito? Bisping? Bj? They all did horrible under Parillo.

  2. Joeblow says:

    Joedo, you’re a fricken idiot. Get da fxck outta here.

    • Ken says:

      The guy does have a good point. Parillo is not that great as boxing coach… especially when he worked with Bj. Rudy was a better boxing coach for bj.

  3. Brett says:

    I think Parillo is a good boxing coach, and its a good move for Benson, but he really didnt do that much for BJ against Nick Diaz so does he really know the Diaz’ brothers well enough? Should be a good fight. Im pulling for Nate. May the best man win!

    • Mike says:

      I would argue that BJ outboxed Diaz in the first round and gassed in the second and third rounds.

      • Brett says:

        Thats a good point! BJ def. had the first round! Unfortunately you need cardio to Box for three rounds. Valid point though Mike.

      • Not going to argue says:

        that BJ won that fight vs Diaz, BUT BJ’s boxing skill went beyond the first round. I’ve watched that fight several times and watch BJ’s head movement and body shots. BJ wasn’t praised for the positves in the 2nd and 3rd because; 1) Nick’s cardio was off the charts and BJ flatlined, 2) Rogan (again) was going so crazy over Nick that he missed many of BJ’s strikes (and coming from a fighter running on empty—it was boxing instinct).

        Nick blew ‘em out of the water, yes, but it wasn’t because Nick’s boxing was better than BJ’s—it was the cardio.

        That is why I believe that BJ will outbox MacDonald–Rory doesn’t have any boxing. He is a takedown-gnp fighter. If it remains standing, BJ will eventually break MacDonald down, possibly knock him out or knock him down and submit ‘em. ..

        Let’s do dis, BJ !

        • BJ Penntagon says:

          BJ fought a terrible fight against Nick Diaz overall. He should fought Nick Diaz the same way he fought Jon Fitch in a three round fight. BJ would’ve taken the rounds 1 and 2 and maybe the 3rd.

        • Oscar says:

          I hate to break it to you but I honestly don’t believe Bj is going to come on top against Rory. He may outbox Rory in the 1st round but the 2nd and 3rd will be Rory’s for sure. Plus, Rory did fight Nate Diaz and beat him in stand up and ground game. Rory fights smart and pretty technical. He’s not going to let Bj tag him in the face like Nick did to him. Another thing you have to remember, is that Rory isn’t even in his prime yet, he’s only 23, and he is GSP’s student. Bj Penn is going to lose this fight, enough said.

        • Oscar says:

          I hate to break it to you but I honestly don’t believe Bj is going to come on top against Rory. He may outbox Rory in the 1st round but the 2nd and 3rd will be Rory’s for sure. Plus, Rory did fight Nate Diaz and beat him in stand up and ground game. Rory fights smart and pretty technical. He’s not going to let Bj tag him in the face like Nick did to him. Another thing you have to remember, is that Rory isn’t even in his prime yet, he’s only 23, and he is GSP’s student. Bj Penn is going to lose this fight, enough said.

        • daveyB says:

          Of course, you are correct about BJ losing, but you are givinghim too much credit. He will gas BEFORE the first round is over. People who are pinning their hopes on BJ knocking out Rory in round 1 are living in the past. Rory isn’t Joe Stevenson, and BJ’s terrible cardio isn’t his problem. It’s SYMPTOMATIC OF A BIGGER PROBLEM. BJ has lost his desire to win at all costs. He repeatedly expressed doubt about his chances of winning before he fought Diaz. He didn’t go into the fight with the mindset of a winner. He obviously didn’t prepare like a winner. A professional athlete that gasses after 5 minutes is disgraceful!! The combination of his natural aversion to training YEAR ROUND (like Diaz does…like GSP does when he’s not injured), his loss of desire, his love of pork, and Rory’s skill and fitness level all spell BJ receiving an ass-kicking that will end his career.

  4. 808 says:

    Jason Parillo trained fighters normally have their boxing fundamentals down. You see the footwork, correct form, and hip movement for efficient power punching. If Benson needed an area to work on, it’s definitely his boxing. I don’t know how much he can improve in 3 months but at least he’ll be a little more aware against Diaz and that reach advantage.

  5. CHARTMONSTER! says:

    Benson is going to fk diaz up w parillo or without him! Benson’s power ..kicks and wrestling will end Nate’s night like stockton’s economy.. BANKRUPTED!

  6. Rob says:

    Lol sorry bro ain’t gonna happen that’s wat ppl said wen he fought cowboy and look wat happen its gonna be along night for ben

    • Buka says:

      Cowboy has no wrestling, Benson will out wrestle Diaz and mess him up on the ground. Maybe Diaz has a chance at a sub.

    • CHARTMONSTER! says:

      Rob.. believe the Nate hype buddy bc he’ll be back down at the bottow like his bro nick. They better have some marijuana ready bc he’s going to need some when he loses.

  7. maurice says:

    I luv benson, but hes about to get wrkd by diaz. But if he sticks wit parillo for awhile he will evolve and fight back to another title shot. Diaz by tko, or first person to sub him in ufc. If it goes 25 benson will be unrecognizable. Watch tito last few fights, boxing technique improved dramatically. parillo is a great coach. Also did wonders for bj.

  8. Bj lost get over it says:

    ^^^^

  9. Brah what says:

    Parillo is a very good boxing coach.Ben needs to work on his jab!he has the weakest and laziest jab that I ve seen.Nate will catch him.I like Ben but I don’t think Parillo has enough time to work with him.Nate Diaz will be CHAMP….

  10. Rob says:

    Nate WILL OVERWHELM Ben ! Garan fukn T

  11. maurice says:

    @NOT GOIN TO ARGUE. U broke down the diaz vs penn fight perfectly. Diaz kicked his ass, but even gassed bj was still landing numerous counters and slippin an ass of punches. Bj is my fav fighter, i always find it weird dat diaz fite was one of my favs of bj legendary career. Ppl question his heart when fights arent goin his way. Against diaz pen reminded everyone of that warrior spirit as well as a big heart and chin.

  12. DDdddddd says:

    That’s interesting because BJ did well against
    Nick and I think would’ve won if he wasn’t tiny
    I would really like Nate to win but could see Ben being a threat with his wrestling if he doesn’t get caught up in a boxing match.
    Nates not gonna be able to keep him on the cage and wear him out like Nick did to BJ.

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