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Justin Buchholz Reports He’s no Longer Head Coach of Team Alpha Male

Kelsey Mowatt


There’s some interesting news coming out of Team Alpha Male, days before the camp’s Cody Garbrandt will look to defend the 135 title at UFC 217.

During a recent episode of Stud Radio, Justin Buchholz reported that he’s no longer the head coach of Team Alpha Male (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“I am no longer the head coach of Team Alpha Male,” said Buchholz.

“I went to Alaska and I came back and a lot of things have changed. It’s been changing actually since we moved to the new gym [four months ago]. A lot of things changed. I had a system that I had put in place last year that I was in charge of and I stuck to and made things happen and we’ve gone to a different system.

“Urijah explained it to me that there are five head coaches. So everyone is like a head coach but I am no longer the head coach, I run the Muay Thai program. I’m the only Muay Thai coach so yeah, you could say I’m the Muay Thai head coach…”

Buchholz went on to discuss the fact TAM has had a lot of success during his run as head coach, and he also said that the team’s program was in “terrible shape” when he took over the role. So, this is kind of an interesting move by Faber, all things considered.

Garbrandt will take on former TAM member T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 217, which will go down on Saturday in New York City.


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