Behind every great fighter or fight team is a
great coach. They are the masterminds that put all the pieces of the
puzzle together, create the best training sessions and make sure to
get the most out of their fighters.
Coaching in MMA is just like being a coach in the
premier league. They must create a perfect game plan for each fighter
like any premier league football coach does each game. They have to
deal with many problems on different levels on a daily basis like all
top football managers have to.
They also need to make sure their
fighters in the gym receive equal opportunity, controlling numerous
game plans and strategies at the same time which isn’t easy.
UTC's Joe “Silk” Cummins is the head coach and
instructs the UTC fight team ( aka. hard body squad ). He provides a
skill set that is essential to a successful fighters career, with
initial pre-fight game plans, fight camp preparation, outstanding
cornering with the ability to give his fighter the correct
instructions mid fight and make game changing decisions under
pressure is without doubt top notch. He has successfully put fighters
into the UFC , BAMMA , FIGHT UK and OMMAC fight organisations to name
but a few, with a phenomenally high win ratio over the last 12 months
at all levels.
Silk is, the head coach behind Vaughan lee (UFC
fighter ), Yannick Bahati (Fight UK champion and BAMMA) , Leon
Edwards (undefeated) stand out welter weight, and Aaron Lovell
(undefeated and best UK amateur fighter 2012) to name but a few in
our team. He has played a major part in building one of the UK’s
leading MMA fight teams in a relatively short space of time , front
row MMA voted the UTC fight team the best team and best amateur
fighter of 2012 awards which we are very proud of at UTC. Working
along side his fellow coaches and the outstanding UTC training
facility Silk has created an environment in which any MMA fighter can
be trained and coached to be the very best they aspire to be.
Silk is not only one of the best UK coaches in the
sport, he's also one of the most hard working and respected. He gets
involved with every part of a fighters preparation, from early
morning runs, sparring, diet, nutrition and fine tuning a fighters
game plan. He is always prepared to make changes if he feels a particular part
of the training isn’t going right, this takes great strength and
belief in his own ability to make sometimes hard decisions at any time, ultimately his advice is going to be beneficial to the fighters success in the
ring. Silk has been a monumental success that every fighter that UTC
has sent out to compete and continues to push the boundaries of
coaching within the sport to ensure our continued
Congratulations on another win Silk at UFC FUEL TV 7 on
Saturday where Vaughan Lee defeated Motonobu Tezuka , another great
camp and game plan.
If you feel as a fighter you have hit a sticking
point or are no longer advancing your MMA career and are considering a
team move, then why not have a chat with Joe to find out if there’s
any possibility of you joining our team and working together!