After back-to-back defeats by TJ Dillashaw, Cody Garbrandt’s boxing coach, Robert Meese joins the show. Meese talked with us about Garbrandt’s return to the octagon against Pedro Munhoz, a camp Meese won’t be part of. Meese discussed what he expects to see from Garbrandt ahead of UFC 235.
“I want to see the untouchable Cody,” Meese declared.
“My honest opinion, I don’t know. What I’m hoping for is him taking a seat, half stepping, changing levels [etc …] What I don’t want to see Cody doing is getting in the defensive boxing stance and then screwing up his chest. He might be coming forward but if his chest is still squared up and he’s moving his head from side to side all you have to do is put a center line on anybody. And then aim for that center line. But Cody is quick and Cody does perform when he wants to come forward,” he finished.
Later, Meese talked about his time with Julian King coming off a loss at Bareknuckle Boxing. Meese did have some choice words for the organization and the recent pay structure fiasco that we had learned of.
Lastly, Meese also had some training work with Lance Palmer in his home state of Ohio. Palmer recently defeated Steven Siler at PFL 11 to win the featherweight tournament and a $1 Mil. bonus.
Listen to the full interview with the SFLC Podcast below.
Cody Garbrandt faces Pedor Munhoz at UFC 235 Sat. Mar. 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.