The topic of teammates fighting each other is, for the most part, a bit of an awkward subject in the world of mixed martial arts.
From gym-to-gym, fighter-to-fighter, the policies and opinions regarding teammates competing against one another varies.
For UFC middleweight Constantinos Philippou, who trains out of Serra-Longo Fight Team in New York alongside top 185-pound contender Chris Weidman, the thought of fighting his friend and teammate is not one that sits in the forefront of his mind.
“Chris Weidman obviously, you see the guy, the guy is a phenom.” Philippou told FightCove.com. “He had recently an elbow surgery, he actually started training and he feels great – I don’t see a change in him. He’s stronger than ever; he’s even stronger now…that guy will be a champion one day. You just have to give him a chance.”
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