Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that UFC lightweight Frankie Edgar and EliteXC lightweight Chris Liguori would be joining Ricardo Almeida's MMA team comes a spate of other sudden fight camp defections. Professor Almeida announced in a press release that he was merging his cadre of elite competitors with Team Tiger Schulmann, while MMA Journalist learned earlier today that Team Endgame founder Eddy Rolon would be pairing up with grappling beast Justin Garcia and the Serra/Longo Competition Team to form the "Jungle Brothers". Also, the Rhino Fight Team announced a strategic partnership with Atlantic City MMA and Bellmore Kickboxing, with training sessions to take place on a barge floating off the southern coast of Long Island. Not to be outdone, the Bombsquad has joined forces with Miletich Fighting Systems, the Anthracite Combat Club and American Top Team, creating a camp called "BombMileAntracATT". Given these dramatic changes and alliances, now no one from the Northeast MMA circuit can fight each other. Stay tuned for more.