The Blackzilians have undergone change this year, seeing fighters and coaches go. Now, they are starting to re-build the staff, signing Kenny Monday to be the head wrestling coach.
Monday claimed a Summer Olympic gold medal in wrestling back in 1984. He joins the team and will work with Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem and others.
“It is an honor and a privilege to announce that Kenny Monday is now a Blackzilian. He is a legend! He brings world-class wrestling and so many other new facets to the team. He is without a doubt considered one of the best in the sport, and along with Henri Hooft, Jorge Santiago and Pedro Diaz, he will elevate the team to new levels. We have some of the best talent in fighting, from the athletes to the coaches, and now with the addition of Monday we are one change away from having the best coaching team in MMA,” said Blackzilians owner and manager Glenn Robinson in a press release. “Change doesn’t happen overnight; it takes place in small steps, and this is a significant step forward for the Blackzilians. Welcome to the team, Mr. Monday, we are thrilled to have you!”
Monday added that he is “excited to join the Blackzilians,” and that “I am in this for the long haul.”
Monday joins a new staff that includes Pedro Diaz as the boxing coach.