Sweden’s Ilir Latifi is once again traveling. This latest week, Latifi is shown training in San Jose, California with Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. The wrestler is helping the top UFC fighters as they prepare for UFC 166 bouts, as Velasquez takes on Junior do Santos for the heavyweight title and Cormier taking on Roy Nelson in what could be the Olympians last bout at heavyweight before he drops down. Check out the picture posted on Instagram posted by Ilir’s brother Arben, with the comment “My brother phoned last night from SAN Jose California. Helps with last sparing before the guys go off in the UFC next weekend.”
MMAViking.com was also in Toronto a few weeks back for UFC 165, where we found Latifi ready to cheer on training partner Alexander Gustafsson. The Sledgehammer talks about his eventual return to the Octagon.