Archive: Duane Ludwig

Oct 31, 2014 5:01 am

Duane Ludwig Defends Aldo’s Late Punches

“The crowd was so loud I didn’t hear it myself. I heard the 10-second clacker and knew the end of the round was close, but I didn’t actually hear a bell. I found out after the fight during interviews, actually. I heard Dana talking about it. He was the one who pointed it out. I...

Oct 24, 2014 3:37 pm

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes Open Workout Highlights

UFC 179 takes place tomorrow night, and leading up to the event, the champion Jose Aldo, and challenger Chad Mendes took part in an open workout for media members, and fans. Shoutout to MMAFighting for the video of the workout!

Sep 17, 2014 5:02 pm

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Gets Sandwich Named For Him

Former head coach of Team Alpha Male, and the mastermind behind TJ Dillashaw’s dominant upset over Renan Barao, was honored with his own sandwich at Brother’s BBQ in Colorado. Check it out: By Evan Stoumbelis

Aug 24, 2014 7:00 pm Radio Is LIVE! radio is currently live, and you can listen in below via the BlogTalk player. Popular Sports Internet Radio with BJPenncom Radio on BlogTalkRadio First up on the show is Anthony Birchak, followed but Alan Jouban, then Tony Ferguson, and last but not least Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig. Feel free to call in using the following...

Jul 31, 2014 9:51 am

Dillashaw Not Buying Renan Barao’s “Excuses”

“He had to come up with some sort of a reason why he got beat up so bad… I feel like that’s not accurate (that he woke up in the locker room as he claims), because he came out and the second round was his best round. I feel like after the second round is...

Jul 30, 2014 7:26 am

QUICK TWITT | Dillashaw And Ludwig Reunite To Take Out Barao In Rematch

Ahead of the rematch in Sacramento with former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao, newly minted champion T.J. Dillashaw will be living with his coach, Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig. Having recently left Team Alpha Male to pursue his own ambitions, Ludwig is back in Sac-Town ready to get another UFC strap for his fighter. Check it: The...

Jul 29, 2014 5:04 am

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Arrives To Help Train TJ Dillashaw

Duane Ludwig, the mastermind behind TJ Dillashaw’s upset over Renan Barao will unsurprisingly be coaching his protege in the rematch between Dillashaw and Barao on August 30th at UFC 177. Yesterday Dillashaw posted a picture on Instagram of himself picking up his coach from the airport. Just picked up my roommate at the airport. Not...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 11, 2014 10:29 pm

Ludwig Moves Into Dillashaw’s House Ahead Of Barao Rematch

“Duane’s actually going to be living with me for the next two months for my title fight. He’ll be living at my house. So I got the best of anything. I get to train at all times whenever I want. He’ll live with me for the next two months, then after that — his academy...

Jul 9, 2014 5:05 am

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Never Rests

Famed striking coach Duane Bang Ludwig, former head coach of Team Alpha Male, who coached TJ Dillashaw against Renan Barao, may be parting ways with TAM, but he will still coach Chad Mendes against Jose Aldo. Mendes posted the following picture onto his Instagram account of Duane Ludwig writing down combos on the plane while...

Jun 13, 2014 9:52 am

Duane Ludwig’s Final Practice At Team Alpha Male

Made popular as a coach after assisting Team Alpha Male, MMA veteran, Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig is ready to move on. Citing the need to start his own gym back home, Ludwig just took part in his last practice with the famous Sacramento MMA team. UFC Bantamweight champ sent out the following: Sad but amazing last...

Jun 12, 2014 6:33 am

Duane Ludwig to Corner Chad Mendes, but not Urijah Faber

The Duane Ludwig saga at Team Alpha Male will continue, at least to a certain degree. According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, Duane “Bang” Ludwig will continue to coach Chad Mendes and corner him against Jose Aldo at UFC 174, but will not be cornering Urijah Faber in his fight against Alex Caceres at...

Jun 2, 2014 8:34 am

Duane Ludwig talks Alpha Male, Faber vs. Dillashaw, and more

Duane Ludwig continues to keep his name in the headlines after T.J. Dillashaw became the new bantamweight champion. It’s no secret that ‘Bang’ is leaving his head coaching duties at Team Alpha Male to open up his own gym in Colorado. However reports surfaced earlier this week when Bang said he would still train Chad...

May 29, 2014 6:35 am

Team Alpha Male Practices With Kampmann As Coach, Ludwig As Assistant

In the post-Bang era over in Sacramento, Team Alpha Male will work with longtime UFC staple, Martin Kampmann. And in a recent tweet, we got a first look at what that relationship is like. Check it: Awesome practice with Martin Kampmann. @duanebangcom with the assist. @tjdillashaw brought some… — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) May 28,...

May 27, 2014 5:16 am

Ludwig Open To Coaching Other Teams, But Not Against Team Alpha Male

“I’ll say this, for me, it’s not only about business and money. I genuinely care for my guys…[long pause, emotion], that would be hard for me to go to another team. I could never coach anyone else against a single member of Alpha Male. I just couldn’t do it. I’ve had some good offers, one...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Urijah Faber: ‘Duane Ludwig Leaving Is A Breath Of Fresh Air’

“Duane did a great job running his practice and he’s passionate about his stuff. We implemented a lot of his drills during our set practices and it turned out great. But he was a little difficult to deal with here and there,” Faber said. “And so actually it’s kind of a breath of fresh air...