February 5th, 2010 | Published in FIGHTER NEWS
Matt “Meat” Mitrione announced today that he will enter his training camp for his next fight at legendary striking coach Duke Roufus’s gym in Milwaukee, WI. Roufus has built a successful camp that boasts fighters such as Pat Barry, Eric Schafer, Alan Belcher, Anthony Pettis, Eric Koch, Ben Rothwell and Razak Al-Hassan to name a few.
“I have been looking for a camp that can develop my natural skill sets and my manager Brian suggested coach Roufus as an option because of the size and type of guys he has out there”, said Mitrion, “I have heard nothing but good things about coach Roufus so trust me when I tell you, I’ll be ready for my next fight.”
With a such a high quality collection of Heavy and Light Heavyweights at Rufus’ gym Mitrione will be able to work with fighters such as Rothwell, BJJ black belt Eric Schafer and possibly the best striker in the UFC’s heavyweight division in Pat “HD” Barry, giving Mitrione an opportunity to evolve into a legit contender. “I like Matt and I think he got a bad rap on the show” said Duke, referring to Mitrione’s stint on TUF10. “I think this man can fight and he’ll be a great addition to the group we have here.” Duke also goes on to say, “We have a very good camp especially for big guys in MMA and we are looking forward to Matt getting in here.”
Mitrione has made it clear that he has set his sights to finish his next fight in an explosive manner and making the move to train with other elite heavyweights is a major step towards that goal.