Archive: team alpha male

Nov 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Team Alpha Male Calendar Shoot

If there’s one you’ve always wanted, it’s a fresh new Team Alpha Male Calendar. Now you can have one! Check it:

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 25, 2014 5:02 am

Dillashaw Blasts Aldo For Lack Of Fan Interest, Fighting Style

As Jose Aldo gears up to defend his title against Chad Mendes tomorrow night at UFC 179 in Brazil, another chapter in the feud between Team Alpha Male, and Nova Uniao was formed. Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male (TAM) was win-less against Nova Uniao until May, when Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao from Nova Uniao. After...

Oct 22, 2014 5:00 am

Kampmann: ‘I don’t see myself fighting anytime soon’

Team Alpha Male’s new head coach, Martin Kampmann, isn’t shutting the door on a return to the Octagon, but he’s not committing to one either. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, the UFC welterweight stated, “You know never say never, but I can’t see myself fighting anytime soon,That’s for sure.” You can listen to...

Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Bloodies Training Partner Ahead Of UFC 179

UFC featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo this Saturday. The week of the bout, most fighters would take it easy so as not to get injured, and focus solely on cutting weight, however it appears ‘Money’ is not one of those fighters. Team Alpha Male...

Oct 12, 2014 9:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Lester Slams Team Alpha Male Over ‘Eargate’ Allegations

This weekend, Team Alpha Male’s DJ Roberson fought Frank Lester, ultimately after 3 rounds the bout went to Frank Lester via split decision. Team Alpha Male took to Twitter to cry foul, saying Lester bit Roberson’s ear during the fight, posting pictures of the injury, as well as a picture of the incident.

Sep 26, 2014 8:23 am

PHOTO | Faber Introduces Kampmann As Official Full-Time Head Coach

Earlier this year when it was announced that Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig was leaving Team Alpha Male as the head coach, the team began looking for a replacement. The role was ultimately filled by UFC veteran Martin Kampmann, who is now part of the team full-time according to Faber. He broke the news on Instagram. Pumped...

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 23, 2014 8:02 am

Team Alpha Male Takes Over A Golf Course

The 2014 “Fight For the Kids” Golf tournament was another huge success. We want to thank everyone involved in this years event that helped raise money for The Grace Project and Youth Empowerment Society! If you are interested in becoming involved in our 2015 Tournament then please contact: [email protected]

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 5, 2014 5:15 am

Faber Talks Nova Uniao: ‘We have a real rivalry now’

Video: Urijah Faber joins UFC Tonight Urijah Faber has faced off with two of Brazil’s best fighters in Jose Aldo and Renan Barao. With his Team Alpha Male guys always competing for the same space as the Brazilian team, the two have formed a healthy rivalry. Faber discussed, Faber on the rivalry with Nova Uniao: “We’ve...

Jun 5, 2014 5:08 am

Faber On Fighting Dillashaw: ‘Maybe if he asked as a favor’

Much is being made about the latest team-duo, who could potentially fight each other inside the cage. Longtime MMA staple, Urijah Faber has had a glorious career. Despite never winning UFC gold, the former WEC champ once held the UFC’s sister promotion solely on his shoulders. Now, with one of his protegé’s, T.J. Dillashaw in...

May 30, 2014 5:30 am

Duane Ludwig Stays With T.A.M. To Train Mendes For Aldo Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis Duane “Bang” Ludwig, the mastermind behind Team Alpha Male’s success, may be leaving the famous team to go open his own gym in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean he won’t train Chad Mendes for his title bout with Jose Aldo at UFC 176 on August 2nd. “Bang” spoke with Ariel Helwani on...

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 21, 2014 6:38 am

Martin Kampmann Taking His Time On Possible Return to the Octagon

Martin Kampmann has been keeping a low profile in the fight world lately. Since his last fight (and loss) in August, Kampmann has been been taking a little break and trying to enjoy himself outside of the cage. He has even been strengthening his poker game by winning $50,000 in Reno over the weekend. But...

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...

May 15, 2014 6:41 am

Martin Kampmann in as replacement for Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male

During last night’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Karyn Bryant made an important on-the-scene announcement in regards to Team Alpha Male’s future without Duane “Bang” Ludwig. “They are going to have Martin Kampmann come in and will continue building on what Duane Ludwig has done in the past. Martin is a guy they really jived...

Apr 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Kampmann Being Considered as Coach of Team Alpha Male

File this one under “unexpected.” UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported that Martin Kampmann is being considered to replace Duane “Bang” Ludwig as the head coach of Team Alpha Male, located in Sacramento. Kampmann was at Team Alpha Male on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a tryout basis. The 32-year old Kampmann (20-7) last fought at...

Apr 8, 2014 6:11 pm

Ludwig Ready To Focus On Training Regular People Not Fighters

Last month we learned that, Duane Ludwig, Head Coach at Team Alpha Male, was moving on and packing up to Colorado. It’s actually become a pretty sensitive subject with the T.A.M. boys. However, for Duane, a UFC veteran, he’s happy and more than ready to take a backseat and focus on teaching Martial Arts, not...

Apr 3, 2014 10:41 am

Faber Dishes On Ludwig Departure, What’s Next For Team Alpha Male

“I think it’s good. There was a lot of publicity that came with that whole thing with Duane, but this team has been building for 11 years now. We were looking for a coach, and he came in and everyone made a big deal about it. We learned a lot from him, and from his...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Ludwig Shocked Team Alpha Male Departure Went Public

Last night we learned that, Team Alpha Male, one of the most successful teams in MMA, is losing their head coach. On Fox Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’ show, the broadcast team announced that Duane Ludwig is set to leave the Sacramento fight teams side in favor of something new. In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, Ludwig...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

Michael Chiesa Injures Shoulder, Out For Six Weeks

The Ultimate Fighter Season 15 winner Michael Chiesa will have to wait a while to fight again, as he has sustained a shoulder injury in training, as reported to MMAFIGHTING.COM. The injury will put him out of commission for about six weeks, and he plans on using the layoff to travel from his Washington home...