Duane Ludwig Has Four Team Alpha Male Fighters Competing At UFC on FOX 9
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.10.2013
A busy night...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Team Alpha Male trainer Duane Ludwig spoke about the busy night he will have at UFC on FOX 9. The event has four Team Alpha Male fighters competing, including Joseph Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC), Urijah Faber (29-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC), Chad Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Danny Castillo (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC). Benavidez challenges flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC), Faber fights Michael McDonald (16-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in a bantamweight fight, Mendes faces Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) and Castillo goes up against Edson Barboza (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). The event airs on FOX from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. The preliminary fights will air on FOX Sports 1 and MMA Junkie.
On how busy he'll be: "In order for me to focus on each individual athlete is going to be hard because I have four of them on the card. It's hard to juggle, but it'll be fun for sure."
On not having much time with the fighters: "The warm-up is the hardest part, making sure each guy has the correct information before he goes out for the fight. I'm just so wrapped up I want to make sure I'm giving enough attention to each guy because I have four people."
On the success of Team Alpha Male: "Everyone's pointing at the title shots, but aside from that, the amount of success we've had since I've been here is tremendous, and I'm definitely happy for that. When we do get the title on the 14th, I'll be smiling, and that will cement me and my legacy as a coach and a trainer."