UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J Dillashaw has officially left Team Alpha Male to join a new team in Colorado. The news was first reported by Globo and a statement from Dillashaw has come from MMAFighting.com.
“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.”
Duane Ludwig who has worked closely with Dillashaw as his striking coach is not a part of the new team but will still be working with him. Urijah Faber, founder of Team Alpha Male and the one that recruited Dillashaw from college told MMAFighting.com, “We are sad to see [Dillashaw] go, but we’re excited about the next set of champion being developed at Team Alpha Male.”