Xtreme Couture Coach Robert Follis’ Tragic Death Ruled a Suicide

It was recently reported that legendary mixed martial arts coach Robert Follis has passed away. The individual was a longtime head coach for Xtreme Couture MMA, before departing from the training camp in November. Prior to joining the highly acclaimed team, Follis was the head coach and co-founder of Team Quest in Portland, Oregon.

One of the top coaches in MMA, Robert Follis.
Robert Follis Being Interviewed Backstage

The cause of Follis’ death was originally unknown, but has now been confirmed by MMA Fighting to have been a suicide. The Clark County (Nev.) Coroner revealed to the news source that Follis died Friday of a gunshot wound to the head. Follis died at 48-years-old on Nevada State Route 160.

One of MMA's top coaches, Robert Follis.
Robert Follis gearing up to teach

The famed coach is credited for training and mentoring some of the UFC’s most notable and talented fighters. His loss is a tragedy to the MMA Community.

Here’s some of the fighter reactions to the news of his passing:

Sucks to wake up and hear this news. RIP @robertfollis such a nice guy.

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If anyone feels lost this holiday season, don’t be afraid to get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255 and is always available for those in need.

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