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MMA community mourns the sudden death of longtime trainer Robert Follis

Dewey Cooper (L), Robert Follis (M), Kevin Lee (R)
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Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) trainer Robert Follis — who was one of the former head trainers at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Nevada — passed away last night (Sat., Dec. 16, 2017).

One of the more well-known and experienced trainers in the sport helped pave the careers to many of today’s top stars, and was well-respected members of the fight community. Naturally, the MMA world came out on droves to pay homage and respect to one of the better teachers of the fight game.

The official cause of death has not been made public at this time.

Up until this past November, Follis -- a jiu-jitsu black belt — shared his knowledge of all things MMA with those who passed through the doors of famed gym Extreme Couture. Robert trained many of today’s and yesteryear's tops stars, including Kevin Lee, Miesha Tate, Tim Elliott, Chael Sonnen, Martin Kampmann, Randy Couture and Dan Henderson and many, many more.

We here at would like to express our deepest and most sincere condolences to Robert’s family.

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