Fighters Only is proud to announce that the highly-respected MMA strength and conditioning coach Kevin Kearns has joined our web team.
Kevin is the strength and conditioning coach for Sityodtong, the Boston gym headed by Mark DellaGrotte. Among the fighters he has coached to UFC success are Kenny Florian, Marcus Davis, Kurt Pellegrino and Nate Quarry, while he will soon be working with Frank Mir and Miguel Torres.
“I am very happy to be joining the Fighters Only team as their strength and conditioning consultant,” Kearns commented. “I look forward to sharing my methods with everyone and I hope it will be of benefit to readers around the world.”
“To have such a well-respected figure as Kevin come on board is a real pleasure,” said Fighters Only website editor John Joe O’Regan. “I am sure our readers will be just as excited as we are to have access to a trainer with experience at the very highest levels of the game.
He added, “If you look at the work he has done, his credentials are impeccable. For instance, Kenny Florian had six straight wins while he was training with Kevin, while guys like Marcus Davis and Nate Quarry always come to bang and are full of energy. Have you ever seen one of his fighters run out of gas? I know I haven’t. No wonder Kevin is one of the most highly regarded fitness coaches in mixed martial arts.”
Kevin will be penning a monthly article on MMA conditioning and general fitness (starting this month) that will prove useful to competitors and casual fans alike. The monthly articles will be supported by video content in which Kevin demonstrates the various techniques and exercises that have made him one of the most sought-after fitness coaches in the US.
In order to introduce mass audiences to his martial arts influenced strength and conditioning concepts and techniques, Kevin has produced five DVDs (The Basement Tape Series to MMA Conditioning). His DVDs are distributed by all of the top marital arts sites and retail stores. This week, the UFC signed an agreement to begin distributing the DVD series via its website at UFC.com, a huge endorsement for Kevin.
Aside from his work with Fighters Only, Kevin also contributes to mmatraining.com. He writes a monthly column for Ultimate MMA Magazine and has been published in many high-profile magazines including Maxim, Fight, Inside Kung Fu and Men's Fitness.