by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Shawn Tompkins has pulled up roots and is officially settling down as a coach at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.
The talented Muay Thai instructor and coach of the IFL’s Anacondas has left training at other centers for the time being and will now be an instructor at Couture’s gym instead.
Tompkins has led his fighters to Xtreme Couture for some time now, but as of this weekend after finishing moving into a new house, he will be relocated to Las Vegas and help with instruction at the gym.
The IFL coach has most of his students already training at the gym, but now the coach himself will be a fixture at Xtreme Couture and should prove to be an excellent addition to some already stellar trainers at the gym.
UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture commented on Tompkins’ presence at Xtreme Couture in a recent interview with MMAWeekly Radio.
“Shawn has stepped up and bought a house here and we got him on staff at Xtreme Couture and he brings that Muay Thai background as well as a very, very strong coaching background in mixed martial arts, which is great for the guys. [He] puts all the pieces together very, very well, so we’re excited to have him in the gym.”
With this move, Xtreme Couture continues to add to an already impressive list of coaches and fighters teaching and training at the gym. Many see the training center as one of the top teams in the United States for mixed martial arts.