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June 22, 2011 Posted by admin in News

Xtreme Couture grappling coach Neil Melanson says he wants to train Rashad Evans

So Rashad Evans, a world-class fighter and former light heavyweight champion, leaves his longtime home in New Mexico at Greg Jackson's MMA and goes in search of a new gym. What, you thought there weren't going to be elite training teams lining up to coach him? "Suga" has stated his desire to go the nomad route, calling in favors in order to bounce around various camps to strengthen his game, at least in preparation for his upcoming title shot against Jon Jones. He'll also likely be a major part of Marcus Aureilo's new Imperial Athletics squad based down in Florida, training with the likes of Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. However, there is one coach, Neil Melanson, on a high profile team, Xtreme Couture, that thinks he can take Rashad's already elite skill-set and accentuate it by turning him into a finisher. Star-divide "We're trying to get Rashad to come here (to Xtreme Couture)," Melanson told Steve Cofield for the rest of this interview, go to: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/4/23/2128905/xtreme-couture-grappling-coach-neil-melanson-says-he-wants-to-train