Top MMA trainer Shawn Tompkins recently left his post at the popular Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tompkins will now be training at the TapouT Gym just down the street in Vegas. Tompkins recently spoke with Ray Flores of FightLine.com about why he left the accredited gym.
“Basically in the past five or six years, I’m like anybody else, I make goals for myself,” Tompkins explained. “When I was 18, I opened up Team Tompkins, and one of my goals was to always come back to that and create it internationally.”
Tompkins noted that there was no drama regarding his exit from Couture’s camp.
“I just want to move on and do what I do best,” he said. “Randy [Couture] casts a big shadow, and it’s time for me to step out of it.”
Tompkins also talked about his pupil Vitor Belfort, whether Belfort is afraid of Anderson Silva, his thoughts on Randy Couture and more. You can watch the full interview below: