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  • 15 days ago
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Duke Roufus says CM Punk 'is a sponge' as they discuss the former WWE star's first week of training in Roufusport Duke Roufus and CM Punk appeared at Inside MMA to talk about their first week of training together at Roufusport. According to his new head coach, the former WWE star is very coachable and has the right mindset about training. "I think he's very good," Roufus said of Punk's ability, "What's impressed me the most about the Punk is his attitude, his hunger, and his work ethic. The guy read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Former WWE superstar CM Punk is now firmly entrenched in the Duke Roufus camp (following this) and expects to start talking prospective opponents "in about six months." The tandem were on Friday night's "Inside MMA" special with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten and despite a strained relationship with other fighters out of Roufusport (like this one), this interview went off without a hitch. We don't really know much about the future of Punk, but that hasn't stopped the media blitz from UFC, givin read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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So much has been said about Phil "CM Punk" Brook's arrival to the UFC. Can his pro wrestling athleticism translate to a real fight? Can he take a punch and keep moving forward? Can he learn quickly and prove his doubters wrong? Now while the first two will ultimately be left for Brook's debut sometime within the next year, the latter will be left in the hands of the famous Duke Roufus. The former kickboxer turned world-class trainer will attempt to mold Punk from scratch, surrounding him with ch read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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If history is any indicator, the first Monday of the new year brought no shortage of new sign-ups at gyms all around America. But at Roufusport, one new member is already making waves in the MMA world, despite the fact that he’s never had a single fight.Filed under: (...) read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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The Roufusport head coach and former kickboxing champion spoke with MMAmania.com about taking on the challenge of preparing CM Punk for his Octagon debut. "High tide raises all ships." That is a favorite quote of Duke Roufus. And one the highly-touted coach of Roufusport feels rings true when it comes to his fight academy and all who are a part of it. Whether it's UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren, or a teenager getting dropped off after school for read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Phil Brooks began training at Roufusport this week, less than a month after Ben Askren took offense at the UFC signing an inexperienced pro wrestler. In early December, Askren -- who trains and coaches wrestling at Roufusport in Milwaukee -- tweeted out the perceived hypocrisy of the UFC bringing in a pro wrestler like CM Punk ahead of a bona-fide mixed martial artist like himself."All you dummies believed @danawhite when he said I need more experience. Then he signs a 0-0 fake wrestler. LOL on read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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MMAmania.com recently caught up with the head coach of Roufusport and he gave his take on the highly-anticipated UFC 182 main event. After speaking with Duke Roufus about CM Punk picking Roufusport as his home for training (story coming to MMAmania.com shortly) I couldn't resist the urge to ask him who he liked in the UFC 182 main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Aside from all the typical writer predictions that are all too common on fight week, I really find it fascinating to hear f read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Now that it’s official that Roufusport in Milwaukee will be the new training grounds for Phil Brooks -- more commonly known as former pro wrestler, CM Punk -- as he ventures into MMA, we can move on to more traditional concerns. Things such as: Just how in the hell is he going to fare in the cutthroat world of the UFC? Duke Roufus, who owns Roufusport and has champions Anthony Pettis (UFC) and Ben Askren (One FC) in his stable, thinks Brooks will do just fine. In fact, the more he hears people p read news >>

  • a month ago
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Roufusport Head Coach Due Roufus believes Ben Askren will one day fight under the UFC banner. It has been a few months since the latest chapter of the Ben Askren - Dana White saga was written. Neither the UFC boss, nor the undefeated champion have seen eye to eye during their various quarrels, thus leading one to assume that Askren's window of opportunity to head to the UFC was quickly closing. Askren had one meeting with UFC officials before signing with One FC; it achieved very little and ende read news >>

  • a month ago
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Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Gilbert Melendez, Michelle Waterson, Duke Roufus, Josh Samman and Ashlee Evans-Smith.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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After opening up on several occasions about the culture of his gym and death of amateur kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr., coach Duke Roufus is beginning to move on from a trying time in his life and career as a martial artist.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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NEW YORK -- Duke Roufus is in a tough position. He coaches Ben Askren and also has a great relationship with UFC president Dana White. Askren and White don't seem to see eye-to-eye, a fact you can extrapolate just from reading Askren's Twitter timeline. "I love both guys," Roufus said Monday at an Anthony Pettis media lunch to promote UFC 181. "I have so much respect for Dana, Lorenzo and Frank. I've told them so many times Roufusport wouldn't be around without them. I wouldn't be here without t read news >>

  • a month ago
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Following a recent string of allegations against him, Duek Roufus decided to hit back against his detractors. After a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's investigation into the death of a 24-year-old kickboxer from Roufusport sparked outrage in the MMA community, several notable fighters began to air their grievances about the now-controversial coach Duke Roufus and his allegedly vicious coaching style. Once the investigation was released, TUF 20 competitor Rose Namajunas and partner Pat Barry immediat read news >>

  • a month ago
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NEW YORK -- Anthony Pettis believes those who have come out recently against his coach Duke Roufus and the Roufusport gym are using an unfortunate tragedy to further their own personal agendas. Roufusport fighter Dennis Munson Jr., 24, died due to head trauma following an unsanctioned, amateur kickboxing bout in March. An investigative report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month highlighted apparent negligence at the event from officials, doctors and Munson's own cornermen. The card was read news >>

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