VLOG 182 – UFC London – Marc Diakese
🔵 So a couple of little bits from the recent UFC in London brilliant night at the O2 Arena and my fighter Marc Diakiese won, It was a brilliant victory against a real solid opponent Joe Duffy the first guy to tap out and beat Conor McGregor as a pro.
So Marc absolutely owned Joe Duffy, 30-27 👊. He won all three rounds and he won in all ranges striking, clinch, groundwork, which is brilliant.
The key thing here was cardio/endurance.
Marc’ is a great athlete and we did do a lot of strength and power stuff and olympic lifting in there too.
We really worked on managing the minutes as I call it through good quality endurance coaching and that was the differentiation between the two fighters.
It’s fine to say you’re out in that cage for 17 minutes. Marc was out in that cage 17 minutes. He won a decision but there are ebbs and flows in that 17 minutes.
So as a coach if you watch someone on a treadmill over 17 minutes running hard, you know where their ebbs and flows are by the grimace on their face, by the way, they look at it. You know that if you say to them if you run as hard as you can as far as you can In 17 minutes use your own strategy do that three or four times.
They’ll come up with a strategy. That strategy is very insightful.
So as a coach we can watch how they work and manage those minutes accordingly.
And that’s exactly what we did with with Marc and I’m really happy to say it really, really works he looked incredibly competent from anaerobic perspective.
He was talking to the corner was talking to Joe he was talking to Joe’s corner and at one point they shouted to Joe and they said he’s getting tired.
He’ll gas out and Marc shouted back “I’ve got ten rounds in me guys, 10 more rounds”.
As a S&C coach. I’m going to be honest that was good to hear but it goes right from an understanding of your athlete where they naturally are in terms of their endurance and marrying that with where they need to be. 👊 🔵
Just some thoughts❗️