Former champion kickboxer and current top MMA coach Duke Roufus has been busy these days. In addition to his work as a color commentator for the Glory Kickboxing promotion's televised events, Roufus still runs his Milwaukee gym, Roufusport, full-time and coaches some of the best and hottest fighters in the world.
Cagewriter spoke with Roufus briefly this week to talk about some of his start fighters in the news lately. As we reported earlier this week, Roufus' star pupil UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis will be sidelined for 6-8 months with his latest knee injury.
Pettis got some passive-aggressive criticism recently from the man he was supposed to fight next, Josh Thomson, suggesting that Pettis' injury didn't require this much time off. Roufus says that no one wants to fight more than Pettis himself.
"Look, Anthony went into the [Benson] Henderson title fight at UFC 164 already injured. He was recovering from the knee injury that took him out of the earlier Brazil card where he was goingRead More »from Coach talks Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren