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Coach explains that Francis Ngannou refused to be a “sellout” in UFC negotiations: “He’s not scared of anybody”

Harry Kettle - January 17, 2023

Xtreme Couture coach Eric Nicksick has hit back at UFC president Dana White following his claims regarding Francis Ngannou’s release. The news that Francis Ngannou was gone from the Ultimate Fighting Championship hit hard for the MMA community. The former UFC heavyweight champion is now set to explore other options outside of the promotion, and perhaps even outside of mixed martial arts.

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Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland's Coach Calls For Judge Sal D'Amato To Be Fired Following UFC Vegas 47

Fernando Quiles - February 6, 2022

Sean Strickland’s coach has had just about enough of Sal D’Amato at the judges’ table. Last night (Feb. 5), Strickland shared the Octagon with Jack Hermansson. The middleweight scrap headlined UFC Vegas 47 inside the UFC Apex. The bout went the distance and by the time it was over, fight fans and media members felt the decision was clearly in favor of Strickland.

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Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou's coach reveals "unbelievably classy move" from Team Miocic at UFC 270

Jeffrey Walter - January 26, 2022

Eric Nicksick, the coach of Francis Ngannou, has praised Team Miocic for making an “unbelievably classy move” at UFC 270. Ngannou (17-3 MMA) put his UFC heavyweight championship on the line against former training partner Ciryl Gane (10-1 MMA) in the headliner of last Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Anaheim.

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Francis Ngannou

Coach Eric Nicksick explains importance of understanding fighters' motivation

Mike Pendleton - March 27, 2020

Eric Nicksick has been around Xtreme Couture since 2007 and has worked with fighters from all over the world. As of now, Nicksick works with the likes of Francis Ngannou, Dan Ige, Jessica Eye, Puna Soriano and Jeremy Kennedy to name a few. Nicksick has an excellent success rate with his fighters, and he believes that’s due to his dedication to understanding why they fight.