Former UFC Two-Division Champion BJ Penn has hired Weight Management Specialist Louis “Loutrition” Giordano For His Return Bout Against Cole Miller at UFC 199 on June 4.
Giordano’s PR representative confirmed the news in a statement today.
— Loutrition (@lou_trition) April 29, 2016
Penn will be fighting for the first time since July 6, 2014 and for the second time as a featherweight.
“I am extremely excited to be working with Louis as I have witnessed firsthand how well Loutrition works,” said Penn. “When I made the decision to train with Greg Jackson, it was to make sure I was at my best physically, mentally and emotionally. Watching Lou work with Jon Jones and Andrei Arlovski has shown me how important it is to understand what I am putting in to my body. I am looking forward to competing on June 4 and having Lou in my corner.”
Giordano has been working with the likes of UFC interim light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, Johny Hendricks, Aljamain Sterling, Eddie Gordon and most recently Andrei Arlovski.
— Talking Brawls MMA (@talkingbrawls) April 27, 2016
“I have been a lifelong fan of BJ Penn. I remember watching him and knowing I was witnessing a guy who was changing the sport,” Giordano stated. “When I arrived in New Mexico to work with Jon Jones and realized that BJ was here, I was extremely excited about meeting him. When we spoke about the possibility of working together, I thought back to the time when I watched him compete. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to work with a legend.”
Lou spoke with us on episode 105 of the Talking Brawls podcast. You can listen and/or subscribe below:
Niall McGrath & Andreas Georgiou talk UFC 200, Holohan, Irish sports minister meeting between IAPA/IMMAF, Duffy, Titan FC & loads more. Plus interviews with Titan FC 38 headliner Steve Carl, IMMAF CEO Densign White (Audio from our exclusive interview about the meetings which took place on Wednesday between John Kavanagh, Densign White and Irish sports minister) & Lou “Loutrition” Giordano.
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