MMA and boxing trainer Dewey Cooper remembers the life of his good friend Robert Follis. Who he worked with most recently as a trainer for Kevin Lee. Follis who was one of the main trainers at Team Quest and MMA gym Xtreme Couture passed away over the last few days. And Cooper was asked to give his thoughts on the man and trainer that he knew.
Dewey actually just spoke with Follis a few days before he passed away. Speaking at length about how he was feeling emotionally and mentally. They spoke about his plans for the future and how he hoped to open his own gym.
He talks about the relationship between top lightweight contender Kevin Lee and Follis. How his friendship and leadership brought him through some tough times. Giving Lee lots of great advice on how to progress in life and in the sport.
Dewey asks that anyone who is going through mental health issues needs to reach out to someone and ask for help.
Working with Follis, Cooper and he made many fighters better. Mixing his striking with that of Roberts ground knowledge, the pair made a great team. Always putting the fighters first, the two worked well together and never had any fallouts. With Follis on many occasions in interviews referencing Cooper as the best standup coach he worked with.
Now, Dewey who still trains Kevin Lee, will work toward achieving their goal of winning the UFC championship for Robert Follis. It’s a goal they had before he died and it’s something they intend to carry on.
Rest in the heavens…