Clay Guida to join Team Alpha Male
There comes a time when a fighter has to change things up. For UFC Featherweight contender Clay Guida, that time is now.
According to a recent report on “UFC Tonight,” “The Carpenter” has left his long-time camp at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., to train in sunny California with another top camp, Team Alpha Male.
Guida is also getting some work in at Glendale Fighting Club, home turf to UFC women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. According to his manager John Foscoe, Guida just wasn’t getting the one-one-one time at Jackson’s he needed to elevate his game.
From the report:
“Look, we kind of feel he plateaued at Jackson’s. He wasn’t getting the personal attention and personal coaching that he needed. He wasn’t fighting the kind of fight he needed. He needs to be a shoot first, throw second type of guy.”
It’s very easy to get lost in a gym that boasts a wealth of talent and superstars such as Jackson’s.
Ironically enough, Travis Browne — who is also represented by Foscoe at VFD Sports Marketing — also left Jackson’s to train at Glendale Fighting Club last year.
Guida was last seen getting choked out by Dennis Bermudez at UFC on FOX 12 in July 2014 (recap). “The Carpenter” will next face Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 63, which goes down on April 4, 2015, inside Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia (details).
Despite the switch, the report stated that the coaches at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA and Guida parted ways on good terms and the door will always be open for the scrappy 145-pounder to return.
The same can’t be said about this nasty break up.
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