Tyson Chartier talks perks of UFC Performance Institute, cross training with Eric Nicksick in Las Vegas

Tyson Chartier’s frequent visits to Las Vegas have benefitted his team.

The head honcho of the New England Cartel, Chartier and his squad have traveled to Vegas on numerous occasions, most recently for Connor Matthews’ Dana White’s Contender Series win earlier this month.

While in Vegas, Chartier and his team, which includes the likes of top contenders Calvin Kattar and Rob Font, also stop by Xtreme Couture to train with head coach Eric Nicksick and his fighters.

“It’s good for cross training,” Chartier told MMA Junkie Radio. “Then you got guys like Nicksick who are so welcoming like, ‘Yeah, come into our gym, use it however you want.’ So, it’s been good because the gyms out here are flourishing. You have a lot of guys that get to the UFC then move out here to train either at Syndicate or Xtreme Couture, so it’s good for the gyms out here.

“But then it’s good for the people like us that come out and want to train with the gyms out here. So, we get the benefit of the PI which you basically pay for your plane ticket and get a hotel or an Air BnB, and you get to train at the PI all week. The fighters don’t have to pay for that, they get free food, free supplements, free physical therapy, and you get to cross train with some of the best fighters in the world.”

You can watch Chartier’s full interview in the video above.

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