Usman is heading to Denver
As Burns started rolling up through the welterweight division, and as he prepared to fight Tyron Woodley last month, talk about him fighting his teammate Usman began. Burns locked up a fight with his friend, by scoring a one-sided, decision win over Woodley.
Well, since then, both fighters admitted the situation wasn’t ideal, but they noted they’re professionals, and would work through it. But, as it turns out, Usman has decided to leave Sanford MMA in Florida, to go train with the renowned coach, Trevor Whittman in Denver.
“Florida was the base for a long time, but you grow from there,” Usman said. “We always had a ton of guys, some of the best training partners out there and some great coaches.”
“But I wanted a little more specific attention at this point in my career — someone to be able to say, ‘You’re going to come in at this time and work on this particular skill.’
It’s very tough to do that when there are 40 to 50 guys in the room with you who also need to get attention.”