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Robert Follis has passed away
« on: December 17, 2017, 02:22:29 AM »

For those who don't know, one of the most important and influential MMA coaches of all time. Worked corners for UFC title fights over twenty years apart, not sure whether that's happened or will happen again.

Apparently it was due to self-inflicted gunshot wound, rumour has it this was related to him being was fired by Xtreme Couture after Lee's title fight. He was 48.

Very sad. RIP

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Re: Robert Follis has passed away
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 02:27:13 AM »
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“I like him because he is different,” Lee said. “You see him show techniques. He shows it in a different way, but he still conforms to my style, especially with the wrestling aspect. The guy has been around the game since the 90s -- since I was a baby, before I even knew what MMA was.”

From two years ago, and obviously we saw Lee's development on the ground in that time. For more about what made this guy tick:

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/The-Quiet-Genius-of-Robert-Follis-94967

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Re: Robert Follis has passed away
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 11:45:53 PM »
RIP to one of the most unheralded coaches of the modern era. This sucks.