Shawn Tompkins discusses resignation from Xtreme Couture

Shawn Tompkins (0-4 as a pro) reveals that he has indeed left Xtreme Couture and discusses why he made the decision. He says they are still on good terms but he wanted to move on and “build a legacy” for himself. Apparently, he can better do this at the Tapout Training Center – his new … Read more

Junie Browning hospitalized, arrested, fired

Could Celebrity Drug Rehab be Junie’s next stop? According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, everyone’s favorite The Ultimate Fighter season 8 bad boy Junie Browning was arrested Tuesday night in Henderson, Nev. for allegedly assaulting three nurses at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus. Police stated in an arrest report the 24-year-old Kentucky native was … Read more

Vitor Belfort ready for Fedor fight

Vitor Belfort’s striking coach, Shawn Tompkins, talks about their decision to accept a short notice fight with Fedor Emelianenko at “Affliction: Trilogy” after Josh Barnett was pulled out due to testing positive for steroids. Tompkins said they have agreed to the fight and done everything they need to do to make the fight happen, now … Read more

Shawn Tompkins explains his split with Wanderlei, his belief in Junie, and more

Shawn Tompkins gives a great interview in this new MMA Fix video. Dave Farra covers a number of topics with the Xtreme Couture striking coach including his “Junie Browning project”, the future of Kim Couture as it relates to the Xtreme Couture gym, Randy vs. Big Nog, Dave Kaplan, what happened between Shawn and Wanderlei Silva and why he no longer trains the “Axe Murderer.”

Watch MMA Fix on The Fight Network episode 2 after the jump…

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UFC Fight Night 18 open workout photo gallery

PRO MMA  ( was on hand today at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee for the UFC: FIGHT NIGHT 18 open workout with Junie Browning and Ryan Bader, as well as the main event fighters, Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit.

Each of the guys checked their weight, hit mits, shadow-boxed, rolled around a bit, and spoke with the local television stations. It was a bit surprising to hear some of the questions the local media was asking and really drove home the point that we still have a long way to go in educating the general mainstream public about MMA.

Forrest Griffin was present to support some of his Xtreme Couture friends on the card and coach Shawn Tompkins from Xtreme Couture was there to hold mits and assist with Kampmann and Browning’s workout.

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THE INFO: exclusive interview with ‘Razor’ Rob McCullough – PRO MMA podcast

Former WEC Lightweight champion, ‘Razor’ Rob McCullough (16-5), joined Matt De La Rosa on Thursday afternoon for a special edition of ‘THE INFO’. McCullough will take on Marcus Hicks (8-1) at WEC 39 on March 1st. ‘Razor’ talked about his upcoming 155 pound bout, his experience training with Shawn Tompkins at Xtreme Couture, his love … Read more