Thursday, July 21, 2011

Making a Champion: Brian Stann, Douglas Lima, and Roan Carneiro Help Mold Kendrick Miree into a Champion

No great fighter makes it to the top on their own. Behind every champion fighter there's coaches, trainers, teammates, friends, family, and fans cheering them on. It's a community effort. Such is the case for one skilled up-and-coming fighter from Atlanta, Georgia.

Kendrick Miree, a.k.a. "The Big Problem," got his start in combat sports as a standout high school wrestler in Saginaw, Michigan. After a brief stint wrestling for a junior college, Miree hit the open road, driving big rigs for five years. But the love of fighting drew him back to the world of combat to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.

Miree now trains at American Top Team's Atlanta, Georgia location and is 1-0 in pro competition. He supplements his ATT training with Shidokan Karate striking instruction at Trammell Fitness and Martial Arts and boxing/Muay Thai training at Mad House Training.

At American Top Team, Miree trains alongside BJJ Black Belt Roan Carneiro, and rising welterweight Douglas Lima, who he receives instruction from in the video below. Miree also receives helpful input from UFC middleweight Brian Stann (who could ask for a better trainer?). Together the ATT-Atlanta Team display what it means to work as a team. They guide Kendrick Miree with sound wisdom and feedback, and motivate the young fighter. Champions making a champion!

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