MMA Coach Robert Follis Dies, Possibly Suicide


Robert Follis — famed coach at Xtreme Couture — has passed away according to multiple reports from teammates and friends.

Dana White posted on Facebook less than a half an hour before the time of this writing to send his respects to Coach Follis:

“Sucks to wake up and hear this news,” the UFC President said. “RIP Robert Follis such a nice guy.”

Sucks to wake up and hear this news. RIP Robert Follis such a nice guy.

Posted by Dana White on Sunday, December 17, 2017

White wasn’t the only member of the UFC to mourn the loss of Robert Follis. Matt Brown posted on Twitter early this morning:

Former UFC color commentator and fighter Kenny Florian was also saddened to hear the news:

Famed MMA referee Big John McCarthy also paid his respects:

The MMA magazine Fansided reported that “it appears as though he [Follis] took his own life,” though this has not been confirmed.

Follis left Xtreme Couture weeks before his passing. He trained many fighters, including former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate.

The Jiu-Jitsu Times would like to send its condolences to the family and friends of Coach Robert Follis.

Source: Fansided


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