Justin Buchholz has been around Team Alpha Male forever. He’s cornered everyone including Urijah Faber against Jens Pulver twice, Chad Mendes against Aldo and a host of other talent hailing from the Sacramento team. He is a current coach on The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX cast and more recently a guest on BJPENN.COM’S “Just Scrap Radio”.
Q: You’ve been in the corner in most of Uriah’s fights and all the fights. What fight stand out in your mind? Where you know you had to make adjustments or you guys were able to see something that really help took your fighter to victory that night?
Justin Buchholz :
“I think cornermen get way too much credit. You can help and say whatever you want but it’s up to the fighter when they’re in there. It’s a one man sport when it comes down to the fight. A lot of times you can be screaming the perfect thing and the fighter might not even hear you or they might do it and not even know they heard you or they picked it up subconsciously. I think cornermen get way too much credit. They need to just hold water and calm them down
It’s usually up to the fighter and they make adjustments on their own but corner men are definitely important.”
Q: Instead of being in the corner when is the next time we see you in the octagon?
“I put together a good streak before I got cut by the UFC but I lost my last fight. I screwed that one up big time but I’ll probably have to win 2 or 3 more before I probably get another shot in there. That’s my goal so I’m not stopping on that”
Q: What is it you want your cornermen to tell you?
“I like a calm corner. I don’t like people screaming at me too much….. I like them mixed. I like just really calm and breathing to start off and then they can yell at me and just get me going when I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I like a happy medium I guess.
Listen to the entire Just Scrap Radio Show Episode 5 to hear more.