UFC Philadelphia, The Morning After: See Gaethje’s Coach Calmly Watch KO Win

Justin Gaethje was in one other relentless warfare final night time, solely this one was shorter than standard. He ended Barboza precisely midway via the primary spherical, clipping him with an enormous overhand as Barboza circled out. The Brazilian went down like a falling tree, and the referee dove on high of him in time to save lots of him from Gaethje’s diving follow-up punch.

A lot of the world went crazy- aside from Daniel Cormier, who was wanting down and missed it- however one individual, precisely one, out of everybody watching, had precisely zero response to the knockout. That individual was Gaethje’s coach, Trevor Wittman.

Wittman is the yin to Gaethje’s yang, at all times calm, cool and relaxed. Not too long ago, his sage opinions have been broadcast to thousands and thousands through his new function in summarizing UFC nook recommendation between rounds for ESPN’s viewers. Wittman has been round as a high coach for a very long time, nevertheless, having coached Nate Marquardt and Brendan Schaub earlier of their careers, and dealing with names like Georges St. Pierre and Duane Ludwig. Lately, he coaches a choose few, together with Gaethje and strawweight champion Rose Namajunas.

It is a custom with Wittman. He didn’t rejoice after Gaethje’s knockout of Michael Vick both.

Gaethje himself defined the deeply philosophical reasoning behind the non-reaction after the Vick knockout: “@TrevorWittman is the most effective coach on this planet. He is aware of with ones victory comes one other’s demise. He’ll rejoice with me when he makes certain my opponent is okay, that’s what you see right here.”

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