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The Vice President of Performance at the UFC explains that what it takes to win in the UFC – so comprehensively benchmarked in this recent report – continues to evolve in a sport that has been professional for just 25 years.
That is why the opening of the $14 million UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas has enabled French and his colleagues to stay on top in such a dynamic environment.
He says: “What we hope to do is pull back the layers of how you succeed; what are the determinants of performance that underpin success in mixed martial arts competition and how do we reverse engineer that to build out our programming strategies, our injury prevention or regeneration strategies to minimise risk; and how do we take and distribute that on a global scale?”
Amid this excitement, we are heading to UFC’s Performance Institute in Vegas for the West Coast Edition of our 2019 Leaders Sport Performance Summit. French is also on the bill – something touched upon towards the end of our conversation – but in addition to the goings on behind the walls of the institute, listeners will also hear French discuss: