Former UFC Lightweight Justin Buchholz announces his departure from Team Alpha Male.
Buchholz served as a head coach for Team Alpha Male since 2016.On October 2017,Buchholz first announced that he was no longer with the Team Alpha Male.However, a few days after team founder,Former WEC Bantamweight and UFC Title Challenger Urijah Faber clarified that Buchholz but has been more of a kickboxing coach than the team’s lead mentor.According to him the team has gone to a “different system”from the one he put in place in 2016.
Faber said,“I think Justin is maybe having a little trouble with having more guys in on practice, etc,” Faber said. “It was kinda his idea for him to step into more of a kickboxing role. I’d love for him to be as a head coach. There’s a lot of guys that he will be a head coach for and there’s a lot of guys that won’t have him as a head coach. So it’s not necessarily like a shaking up, everything is pretty much the same.”
Buchholz did served as a corner man for Team Alpha Male fighters like Cynthia Calvillo(6-1,3-1 in UFC) at UFC 219 against Former Strawweight Champion Crala Esparza.He was also in the corner of Featherweight Darren Elkins(24-5) at UFC St.Louis where he welcomed Michael Johnson and submitted him in the second round to extend his wining streak to 6.
Buccholz was also in the corner of many important fights namely at UFC 207 where Team Alpha Male Product Cody Garbrandt against the odds defeated former Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz
Duane Ludwig’s Departure:
Ludwig parted his way from the Camp around May,2014.Ludwig wanted to head back home to Colarado and start his own gym.Ludwig said, “I’m moving back to Colorado to open and run my own gym and business,Time to build my own brand. All is good here in Sacramento. Love the guys here, but I have to build my own business.”
UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw further left Team Alpha male to join Ludwig and clinched the Bantamweight belt twice.