Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig has responded in the media to allegations made by Urijah Faber on The MMA Hour show about his time as a coach with the Team Alpha Male camp in California.

Accusation Of Racism:

I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about,” Ludwig told MMAfighting.com. “There’s jokes floating around the gym all the time. For him to point me out, like what the hell dude?”

Refusing To Train Female Fighters:

“I wouldn’t say I’m against women’s MMA. I do feel uneasy seeing a woman get punched in the face. That, I don’t like. Women’s grappling and wrestling, that’s cool. But seeing a woman punched in the face, I don’t really necessarily like that. There’s awesome women’s fights, but it still makes me feel a bit weird. But yeah, I don’t like to train women.”

Issues With Urijah Faber:

“Every time we talked I thought one thing was said and then apparently something else was said. So there’s multiple times when we had what I thought were agreements and the result was always me getting short-handed. I don’t get it. That’s why we always had problems, because we always had a conversation, we’d agree on certain things and when it came time for certain things to happen, they wouldn’t.”

“[Faber] does great on the mic, but he might be just a little bit punchy. And I’m not trying to talk crap or whatever. But he gets cracked hard with a lot of shots and I don’t think that helps, either. When you tell me you’re gonna do something, I expect that. It’s called being a man of your word.”

Confrontation With UFC Exec Reed Harris:

“We figured that out. Me and Reed are cool. That was a total misunderstanding. I actually talked with Reed about that, too, and we squashed that.”

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