A new report is stating that UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will be joining a brand new team in Denver, Colorado, called MP Elevation, and will still continue his training with Duane Ludwig.
The report, from Globo, states that sources close to the situation say the champ will be joining the new team, which is being put together by Muscle Pharm and will be held at their Muscle Pharm Sports Science Center Research Institute in Denver.
The team is reportedly still in the growing stages and currently houses fighters like Brandon Thatch and Cat Zingano. The report also states that Dillashaw will still work with his striking coach, Duane Ludwig, who also resides in Denver.
The timing is what makes this move an interesting one. It’s coming off the heels of a feud between Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber and Ludwig, which played out in the media, with both sides giving their stories during interviews.
The report did not give any statement from Dillashaw or anyone else involved, but TJ Dillashaw gave a statement to MMAFighting.
“In regards to my upcoming fight camp, I will be doing my training in Colorado. The last six years at Team Alpha Male have been irreplaceable and my brothers there will forever be family to me. I thank each and every one of them for helping me along the way and being a part of this journey we’ve shared. This is not the end of being a part of the Team Alpha Male family, but a new chapter in my career.
“I will be spending my next full training camp with Team Elevation as they’ve offered me an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, with an incredible coaching staff and state of the art facilities.
“I want to thank everyone for the continued support as this has not been a decision I’ve taken lightly.”