Report: Urijah Faber Discusses Short Lived “Friction” he had With Departing Coach Duane Ludwig
By FCF Staff
Although Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male have consistently heaped praise on Duane Ludwig, and what he did for the renowned team, the bantamweight contender has admitted he had some minor issues with the departing head coach.
Recently the Sacramento team announced that Ludwig has decided to step down as head coach, as the retired fighter has decided to open a new gym in his native Colorado. Faber recently appeared on the latest edition of “The MMA Hour”, and while discussing Ludwig’s departure, he relayed the change will be a “breath of fresh air.”
While Faber credited Ludwig for the job that he did with the team, he added that the two didn’t always see eye-to-eye on certain business matters (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“So there was some friction here and there, but it was just very short-lived and kind of confusing, to be honest,” said Faber, who also noted that things between him and Ludwig got better after the latter announced he was leaving. “Kind of friction, but then, like, not friction, so kind of up and down.”
The 35 year-old fighter, who will fight Alex Caceres on July 5th, also relayed that Martin Kampmann will be temporarily assuming a coaching role with the team. No decision on a permanent coach, however, has been made yet.