Filipino MMA stars Eduard Folayang and Joshua Pacio are set to train at multiple gyms in the United States. In an interview with IB Times, it was revealed that Folayang and Pacio will train at Jackson’s Wink and Kings MMA among others gyms in the United States.
Jackson’s Wink was home to some of the most notable names in the World of MMA including the likes of Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Georges St. Pierre, and Alistair Overeem among others.
Kings MMA, meanwhile, is headed by Rafael Cordeiro, who had hands at training names like Anderson Silva, Cris Cyborg, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Lyoto Machida among others.
Folayang had also trained at Jackson’s Wink ahead of his fight with Amir Khan a few years back.
"With all honesty, I can no longer contain my excitement over the chance to train with them once again. The new chapter for me begins in the States, and I am incredibly grateful," Folayang noted in the interview.
Pacio, meanwhile, will be training in the United States for the first time and is excited about the prospect of learning some new things.
"It will be my first time in the States. Of course, I'm super excited. But at the same time, I am looking forward to fully maximizing the opportunity that has been given to us," Pacio added.
"We only seek two things in this journey—to learn and to grow by exposing ourselves to different styles and training methodologies of mixed martial arts. Nothing more, nothing less, Joining any stable or group is not part of the plan. Joshua and I intend to come back home and share what we've learned,” Folayang added.
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