Colorado-based Elevation Fight Team is parting ways with long-time team sponsor MusclePharm.
“As a team, Elevation Fight Team has decided to move all of it's training from the MusclePharm Facility to the chain of Easton Training Centers located throughout Colorado,” coach Eliot Marshall told MMAFighting.com. “The partnership Elevation has had with MusclePharm over the last four years has been awesome and is something we are all appreciate greatly. That being said, the time to move to more of a traditional setting is now. By moving our training to the Easton Training Centers, our fighters will now reap the benefits of having a full curriculum of classes and many different locations to choose from.
“The fight team will still have one hour a day Pro Team training that will take place at Easton's Denver location, but the fighters will have the opportunity to take classes throughout the day at the location most convenient to them.”
EFT is home to the likes of TJ Dillashaw, Matt Brown, Neil Magny, Drew Dober, Brandon Thatch and many more.
It remains to be seen how this split will affect fighters like Dillashaw, who’s openly talked about getting paid by MusclePharm to move his training to Colorado.
The current coaching staff consists of Marshall, Amal Easton, Christian Allen, Cody Donovan Vinnie Lopez and Dave Zabriskie.
“We are excited to continue building Elevation Fight Team into one of the world's best fight teams and believe the best is yet to come,” Marshall added.