Former Xtreme Couture Coach Robert Follis Passes Away


Former Xtreme Couture coach Robert Follis has passed away, details about the coach's passing has yet to be revealed.

Follis coached a who’s who in the MMA world while at Xtreme Couture, including former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate, Kevin Lee, Heather Jo Clark, Chris Leben, Ryan Schultz, Ed Herman, Tim Elliott and many other greats who have passed through the famed gym. Follis had also been a co-owner at Team Quest before his long tenure as a coach with Xtreme Couture.

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While the world awaits the details surrounding his passing, a plethora of tributes to Follis have popped up all over social media.






Heart Broken to hear the news about Coach Robert Follis. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the fighters he trained. I remember his voice during my pro debut as he coached against me, and how kind he was after the fight. He was a father/mentor to so many of his athletes. Coach Follis always made time to talk to me about his athletes and their development. The way he spoke about them was the way a parent boasts about their children. We lost a big piece of our MMA community. He was both a pioneer in the beginning of MMA and an innovator in today’s evolving sport. My heart is with Ed Herman, Ryan Schultz, Chris Leben, Meisha Tate, Tim Elliott, and so many other fighters who are devastated right now. We won’t forget you Coach Follis. RIP

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