Scottish UFC star Joanne Calderwood is searching for a new team, with Canada’s famed Tri-Star gym her most likely destination.
The strawweight contender has trained at Glasgow’s Griphouse gym for the majority of her career but it seems that after some soul searching Calderwood feels a change is required to elevate her UFC career to the next level.
She told Ariel Helwani on Fox Sport’s ‘UFC Tonight’:
“I want to be around a world-level professional MMA team that will help take me to the next level and be a better fighter. “I knew I had to change unless I wanted to stay the same fighter, and that is not my case. I want to be the best and I’ve realised I need to go out there and be selfish and put my best interests first for my career. My dedication and my want for learning would be a waste.”
Calderwood has long been tipped as the UK’s best hope of picking up UFC gold and this move would suggest she is gearing up for a real title push in 2016.
Known for being the home of 11 time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, as well as a host of other UFC title contenders, Tri-Star is one of the world’s leading MMA gyms and training in that type of environment would certainly do Joanne’s title aspirations no harm at all.