The MMA Plug Spotlight Series Episode 1: Eliot Marshall

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 02: Eliot Marshall poses for a portrait on November 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jim Kemper/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The Spotlight Series from The MMA Plug powered by Mile High Sports is a series dedicated to featuring coaches from the MMA camps across the state of Colorado. 

For the first episode, The MMA Plug sat down with Elevation Fight Team Head Coach, Eliot Marshall. Coach Marshall is a lifelong martial artist who cracked into the UFC through his time on The Ultimate Fighter. During his fighting career, he notched wins against notable opponents such as Vinny Magalhães and Josh Haynes. Marshall then returned to TUF as a coach on TJ Dillashaw’s staff in season 25. 

The MMA plug wanted to have a full season of coach conversations ramped up and ready to launch, but the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown forced us to alter our plans. So, for now, we are releasing the two full episodes that were recorded and produced before the coronavirus came stateside.

Check out the conversation to get to know Eliot a little better and learn about the master of puppets for the Elevation Fight Team.

The UFC is holding three events in the next week and a half and there will be a fighter representing Elevation Fight Team each of those nights. Coach Marshall gets into how his experience as a UFC veteran, including a season of The Ultimate Fighter, has helped shape his approach to coaching and how he structures his team. 

Keep an eye out for the Elevation Fight Team on the upcoming UFC cards and see Justin Gaethje, Drew Dober, and Alistair Overeem in action!

-Jordan Kurtz is a founding member of Comments From The Peanut Gallery and The MMA Plug and can be followed on Instagram at @CommentsFromThePeanutGallery and @TheMMAPlug303

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