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Episode 146 - Robert Whittaker & Fabricio Itte

August 21, 2019

 

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In this podcast

3:00 – How Rob & Fab first met

9:12 – Rob vs Fab in a foot race

11:00 – The culture at Gracie Smeaton Grange

14:20 – Fab kicking out Rob’s son out of Wrestling class

14:57 – Alex Prates

16:30 – The local MMA scene

19:00 – Pushing the team into the UFC

22:30 – High performance spread sheets used by Rob

28:00 – Respect at the gym

31:11 – How Rob trained pre Fab

34:00 – Relationships & Learning

35:00 – Leaving toxic relationships

38:20 – Planning for life after the UFC

40:00 – Financial pressure of fighting in the UFC

41:00 – What needs to change in the UFC

43:40 – The impact of bonus on the fight

46:45 – What it takes to be a fighter

50:45 – Watching fighting as a coach

54:00 – What a corner man brings to a fight

55:10 – What Rob prefers to hear during round breaks

1:01:40 – The different methods of sparring and play fighting

1:05:40 – Why Rob’s take down defence is so good

1:07:00 – Losing & BJJ

1:09:00 – Wrestling

1:14:39 – Derek Brunson

1:16:45 – Injuring his knee pre fight against Romero

1:19:30 – Going in for the kill on an injured fighter

1:22:00 – Origins of Grange TV

 

 

 

ROBERT WHITTAKER

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Robert Whittaker is the UFC World Middleweight Champion. With a record of 21-4, Robert won the World title in 2017 with a win over Yoel Romero and is on a 9 win streak. 

 

 

 

FABRICIO ITTE

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Fabricio Itte is the co owner of Gracie Smeaton Grange and is the performance coach of some of Australia’s elite MMA fighters including Robert Whittaker. Also Wrestling Instructor Fabricio Itte has a Bachelor of Health Science (PD/H/PE) and also holds a Diploma in Sports and Recreation (Fitness). From 2007 to 2012, Fabricio was a member of National Coaching Staff Olympic Freestyle Wrestling.

 

 

 

Related Episodes - Episode 17: Alex Volkanovski | Episode 84: Paul Briggs 

Episode 100: Alex McKinnon | Episode 139: Willie Tonga

 

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