MMA Community Express Commiseration After Xtreme Couture Coach Tim Lane Passes Away

Published 02/12/2022, 5:47 AM EST

Xtreme Couture head coach Eric Nicksick confirmed the news of coach Tim Lane’s passing on Instagram, which left the MMA community in grief.

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Lane (49) was found dead in the Mount Charleston area following a manhunt, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The cause of the former kickboxing champion’s death is still unknown.

 

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After coach Nicksick’s post on Instagram, the MMA community came together to pay their condolences to the late Tim Lane.

UFC commentator Jon Anik, Belal Muhammad, Cody Garbrandt, Aljamain Sterling, Dominick Reyes, Cynthia Calvillo, Joanne Wood, and many others commented on his post to express their commiseration.

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Several other fights also took to Twitter to express their grief and shock. UFC featherweight and Xtreme Couture trainee Dan Ige was one of them.

UFC women’s bantamweight, Jessica Rose Clark tweeted, “RIP Coach Tim. I was fortunate enough to interact with him multiple times at XC, and he always had a smile and so much enthusiasm every day.”

Even back in 2017, one of the Xtreme Couture coaches, Robert Follis, passed away.

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‘The Predator’ went on to win the fifth round and the fight by unanimous decision.

Coach Nicksick is one of the best coaches around the world, and he has proved it with many of his fighters’ success. He won the MMA Junkie coach of the year award in 2020.

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Team Xtreme Couture is extremely saddened by the tragic news, and the whole MMA community stands with them.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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