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

September 28, 2012 2:49 pm by Pedro Carrasco

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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