Trevor Wittman is one of the greatest minds in mixed martial arts today. He is the longtime coach of interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas. Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) has moved his fight camp for his title defense against teammate Gilbert Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC).
Burns told ESPN that “Our main coach, Henri Hooft – he stepped out. “He said, ‘I don’t want to go either way. I don’t want to pick a side. You guys train. I’ll be here at the gym. If you want to train here, we can train, but I’m not going to the fight.’
Burns recently defeated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodly in a decisive 5 round fight. Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns will be the main event of UFC 251 on July 11th at Yas Island (Fight Island) in Abu Dhabi.