If grabbing half the good fighters and trainers in the world wasn’t enough, Randy’s XTreme Couture has started swallowing camps whole. Shawn Tompkins (who’s been XTreme’s striking coach for a few months now) is folding Team Tompkins into XTreme Couture. Team Tompkins includes fighters Sam Stout, Mark Hominick, and Chris Horodecki … some great talent that has been badly served in the corner by Tompkins in the past.
Since Randy has gained a rep as gameplan master, I can only hope this merge will be in more than name only. Both Stout and Hominick have the abilities to be champions, so perhaps rubbing Couture’s buddha-like head will give them that extra push to really make it. Couture will be at the IFL show this Saturday (an appearance that’s being blown out of proportion by some), so I guess we’ll see how his golden touch fares.