August 21, 2012

VFD Sports announced today that legendary mixed martial arts coach Mike Winkeljohn has signed with the sports marketing company.  "Coach Wink" is the first coach to sign with VFD Sports, as he brings a unique skillset and personally trains many of the VFD athletes, as well as other top UFC champions and fighters.


"We are so excited to welcome Coach Wink to the VFD Sports family," said VFD partner, Elie Deshe.  "Coach Wink is regarded as the premier striking coach in the world, and his dedication to the sport and his athletes truly sets him apart."


Winkeljohn is looking forward to creating more business opportunities for himself, his fighters, and his gym.  "I am very excited to sign with VFD Sports," Winkeljohn said.  "They are an extremely professional team with a proven track record."  


Winkeljohn can be seen cornering many fighters in most UFC events, as well as other professional organizations.  Most notably, he will be cornering UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones when he takes on Dan Henderson in UFC 151 on September 1, in Las Vegas, Nevada.