Like Mr. Miyagi told Sensei Kreese: Afraid-a facks meeks’d up.
Retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter-turned-mixed martial arts (MMA) coach Duane Ludwig came under heavy fire last Monday when Urijah Faber — who added “Bang” to Team Alpha Male back in 2013 — levied charges of racism, sexism, and asshole-ism.
Ludwig heard said complaints and thinks “The California Kid” took one too many shots to the dome.
From MMA Fighting:
“I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about. There’s jokes floating around the gym all the time. For him to point me out, like, what the hell dude? He doesn’t quite keep tabs on the things that he says and things get lost in the shuffle. He does great on the mic, but he might be just a little bit punchy. And I’m not trying to talk crap or whatever. But he gets cracked hard with a lot of shots and I don’t think that helps, either. I’m not too worried about what he says about me, because I don’t think a lot of it is true. Who’s getting hurt is the fucking teammates. I want to make sure that avenue for me to help them and for us to work together is still there. And I see that getting smaller and smaller with these bumps in the road.”
He admits to not being a fan of women’s fighting, but he’s certainly not the only one.
Ludwig skipped town in 2014 to try his luck at his own facility in Colorado, but still kept UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw tucked safely under his wing. As days turned into weeks and weeks into months, some leftover laundry started to show its dirt on the message boards.
“Bang” wanted to call a truce, but that doesn’t sound like it’s happening anytime soon.
This article was originally posted on MMA Mania.