Colorado-based mixed martial arts (MMA) camp, Elevation Fight Team, is stacking up on its roster.
After current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw left Team Alpha Male to join the squad, longtime UFC veterans Matt Brown and Clay Guida have now joined the team, as well.
The news was delivered by Leister Bowling, the teams head coach. As Leister declared on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting), his door is always open to new members, but wants to make it clear that he isn't poaching members from other camps.
"Our doors are always open to anybody who wants to come train. But I think the biggest thing Urijah said that's not true is that I'm trying to actively recruit guys. I don't want a whole lot of high-level guys. I want to be able to focus on the guys we do have. Right now, I think we have 10 guys in the UFC and I want to be able to give those guys every bit of attention I can."
Indeed, one of the biggest stories this week was the fact that Dillashaw decided to "walk away from the family" in Sacramento to train with a new team.
However, as Bowling declares, it was a decision that ultimately came down to T.J. All he did -- with the help and money of Muscle Pharm -- was offer Dillashaw a new state of the art facility to train in known as Muscle Pharm Gym.
A big plus for all new and current members such as Brandon Thatch and Cat Zingano, as Leister says fighters will no longer have to travel from gym to gym to get their training, as it will now be available under one roof.