The fighters at Team Alpha Male finally have a new head coach to replace Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig, who left the team earlier this year to pursue his dream of running his own gym in his home state of Colorado.
Team leader and UFC bantamweight fighter Urijah Faber confirmed that fellow UFC veteran Martin Kampmann would be making the move to coach the team earlier today.
Faber posted the following message on his Instagram account, along with the image below: “Pumped 2 have @MartinKampmann coaching 4 @TeamAlphaMale full time. G8 addition! Welcme 2 him & his family!”
The possibility of Kampmann taking over as Team Alpha Male coach first came to light when they Californian gym held trials to try-out candidates to replace Ludwig, and Martin emerged as the favourite. Faber referred to Kampmann as a “serious technician”, and it seem his technical prowess is enough to secure him a spot tutoring some of the best fighter in MMA, including Faber, Joseph Benavidez, Chad Mendes and UFC 135lb champ TJ Dillashaw.
Martin Kampmann has a 20-7 record in pro MMA which includes wins over Rick Story, Thiago Alves and Carlos Condit. He has not officially retired from fighting, although he has stated he is in need of a break from competition. He will have big shoes to fill in his new role, as his predecessor Ludwig won the Fighters Only World MMA Awards ‘Coach of the Year’ award for his accomplishments with the team.