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Ludwig dismisses racism claims, but admits to not training women

Duane Ludwig responds to the sexism and racism allegations from Urijah Faber. He says those comments were just 'jokes', but he did admit to not wanting to train the women in the team.

Team Alpha Male and their former coach in Duane Ludwig has been continuing this ugly back and forth since parting ways over a year ago. The latest came from Urijah Faber who brought up numerous incidents in the past which involved racism and sexism allegations.

"I don't know what the hell he's talking about," Ludwig responded via MMA Fighting about being accused of racism. "There's jokes floating around the gym all the time. For him to point me out, like what the hell dude?"

While he did dismiss those comments are simply as "jokes", he did confirm the other issues. Ludwig didn't really deny that he isn't a big fan of Women's MMA and admitted to not training the female fighters in the gym like Paige VanZant.

"I wouldn't say I'm against women's MMA," Ludwig said. "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."

While he didn't address specifics involved, like Faber saying he'd 'shake down' others, Ludwig did confirm that a lot of the issues with him and Faber involve money.

"We definitely had a couple lapses," Ludwig said. "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.

"He 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."

You can read Bang's entire statement here, and you can watch Faber's whole interview above.

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