UFC Performance Institute In Mexico City Celebrates Inaugural Academy Combine

“I think it’s going to be huge,” agreed Eric Del Fierro, technical director of the PI. “We’re providing a lot of resources to Latin American fighters that they’ve never had before. We’re hoping to provide a more science-based approach to training.”

PI Coach Andrea Nuñez, who conducted countless athlete drills throughout the week, marveled at the stories she heard from the hopefuls during the process, each as unique as the fighters themselves, but all connected by the dream of making a better life for themselves and their loved ones.

One fighter, for instance, had left his home country nine years ago, scraping money together from odd jobs, including working in a public restroom, to get to this opportunity. “This is my opportunity to make those nine years worth it,” he told her.

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