#1032 – Facundo and Friend | All Rumors on the Table

Facundo E (00:00):

I thought you fell asleep. Sivan.

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

No, no, no, no, no, no. I did fall asleep, but I woke up. But bam, we’re live. Good morning. Look at you guys.

Facundo E (00:11):

You all right

Sevan Matossian (00:11):

There Shan? Say that again.

Brian Friend (00:13):

You all right?

Sevan Matossian (00:14):

I’m awesome. I’m on fire. I am pumped.

Brian Friend (00:20):

Well, I was looking

Sevan Matossian (00:21):

For my C e o wristbands and I can’t find them on my desk, so I sent my wife a quick text. I’m like, yo, where’s my stuff?

Brian Friend (00:28):

You sweating already?

Sevan Matossian (00:29):

No, I’m cold. I have the c e o seven on podcast. Wristbands are so big on me that they keep me warm. They’re like a blanket.

Brian Friend (00:37):

It’s like forearm bands. Yes,

Sevan Matossian (00:39):

They are like forearm bands. I was so happy to see Jamie Latir wearing them at the Master’s Fitness Collective. I was like, oh, I’m not the only one who wears these.

Facundo E (00:49):

Well, I’m waiting for mine. I mean, I didn’t get anything from Brian Friend. I’ve been promised a T-shirt for the last three years, nothing.

Sevan Matossian (00:57):

Zero for Kudo. Will you send me your mailing address?

Facundo E (01:03):

Yeah, I can. Gladly, yeah, please. Rich Florence’s Way, and then Cookville Sea. And we get it.

Sevan Matossian (01:11):

Oh, perfect. Perfect. Hey, do you take mail there in Cookville? Yeah, I guess obviously.

Facundo E (01:17):

Yeah, some. Yeah. Yeah.

Brian Friend (01:18):

Cool. I’ll have a short few at Rogue Kudo, and if I don’t, then you’re going to tell the whole world that I’m a liar.

Facundo E (01:25):

Well, okay. Deal

Sevan Matossian (01:28):

Kudo. Where are you now? Where are you now?

Facundo E (01:31):

I’m home Brussels at my working table where I work most of my days. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (01:40):

And who took those pictures behind you?

Facundo E (01:42):

Oh, these are collected pictures that I buy in a store in Europe called Yellow Corner. I like photographs a lot. A lot. And so this is pictures that my sister also takes. I don’t know if you see a little bit. Well, whatever they are.

Sevan Matossian (01:59):

Oh, that’s this nice room.

Facundo E (02:01):

Yeah, this is what I try to be clever play to be clever actually.

Sevan Matossian (02:06):

Hey, how many countries have you been in? Do you know?

Facundo E (02:10):

No idea.

Sevan Matossian (02:12):

Do you have a camera, a go-to camera besides your iPhone or are you pretty much an iPhone guy?

Facundo E (02:19):

Just an iPhone guy? I mean, I’m not very gifted in those things.

Sevan Matossian (02:23):

Okay. Yeah, I mean I loved cameras and now I’m just straight an iPhone guy. But it’s interesting with people who travel a lot, you never know like, Hey, are they going to invest in the camera? Are they just like, yeah, I’m going to use my iPhone. Do you take a lot of pictures?

Facundo E (02:35):

No, I’m really bad at it. That’s why I like to have them because it reminds me how bad I can be taking pictures. And no, I admire somebody that says talent on it that I don’t have. Clearly

Sevan Matossian (02:48):

Brian’s been traveling a lot.

Brian Friend (02:50):

I feel like I’ve been to a lot of countries, but I’m definitely last place amongst the three of us.

Facundo E (02:57):

Well, we had a great time with Brian in Madrid. And actually, just for the record, we, we’ve been trying to set this podcast for many weeks now, and it’s not because of me. That didn’t work. Just

Sevan Matossian (03:08):

For the record, it’s not because of me.

Facundo E (03:11):

No, I’m sorry.

Sevan Matossian (03:13):

I’m very happy. I’m very happy. It is working though. It’s really cool. It actually wasn’t too hard. You guys are great. Kudo. What’s on the schedule now? Looking forward for you? CrossFit wise,

Facundo E (03:29):

We are preparing these training camps, competitions that Dave Castro mentioned yesterday. We already had a team. We start. No, I wish.

Sevan Matossian (03:37):

I wish

Facundo E (03:39):

That would be good.

Sevan Matossian (03:40):

That would be good. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Facundo E (03:43):

But no, we are preparing for Rogue. We’re going to be at Rogue now in three weeks now I think. Then South America, I’m going to be there giving some seminars in Wai, Chile and Argentina. And after that,

Sevan Matossian (03:59):

Is that with what kind of seminars?

Facundo E (04:02):

Oh, it’s Ham Athlete Seminar. So we want to show the people how we work, what is a Ham Athlete Day looks like in programming. And after that we are coming back to France for a training camp for Dubai, and after that we’re going to Dubai.

Sevan Matossian (04:20):

Why is the training camp for Dubai in France?

Facundo E (04:23):

Because Lazars girlfriend is in STRs work, which is why I studied my career.

Sevan Matossian (04:33):

I heard a rumor that the world revolves around vagina. I never know if it’s true, but then I see these data

Facundo E (04:38):

Points not for me.

Sevan Matossian (04:42):

Then I see these data points and I start to scratch my head. Well, thank you. Good. Thank you for holding down the Fort Kudo. I’m glad someone’s standing strong. Tell me about these mayhem seminars you’re doing in South America. Are they for like, Hey, this is what it would be like if you were a mayhem athlete. Is it marketing for Mayhem or is it education for, what is it?

Facundo E (05:04):

Well, it’s a bit of education. It’s a bit of community. Many people follow already mayhem, but mayhem. There’s a lot of ways to see the programming and to take advantage of it. So we’re trying to come with the community and say, okay guys, if you see this, these are the different options you have when you read this workout. It’s not only linear, it’s not like this was written. You need to do this and you’ll get fit. People need to be inventive and know how to read things and also to a certain degree, know how to manipulate according to their own needs. So it’s just about being with our mayhem people in South America and to share a little bit of the experience of programming and how can they profit from it.

Sevan Matossian (05:48):

Speaking of the community, there are also some interesting data points. I feel like we’re seeing rich hunting, more foraging for food more. We’re seeing the episode on the guy who doesn’t look like he’s made of steel being highlighted and pushed hard. Man, I’ve never seen Rich. Lemme tell you something. I get three text messages a year unsolicited from Rich, and he sent me three this last month about this piece is the guy’s name, Phil, Philip,

Facundo E (06:23):

Phil? Yes,

Sevan Matossian (06:23):

Phil. Yeah. He sent me basically three things already showing me previews and stuff for it. So we have the forging for food, we have the kind of the athlete that’s always been at Mayhem, the person who’s trained there, but they’re really highlighting it and pushing it. And then thirdly, this newsletter taking a page out of Andrew Hiller’s book with the clickbait. You guys send out a newsletter that says CrossFit is over, sending the world into panic. We’re in a very sensitive time. People are very edgy. You can’t just have a newsletter that says CrossFit is over. People start jumping off of bridges and shit. And then what’s crazy is you have someone like Brute saying that they’re doing a full rebrand. I haven’t seen anything from them yet, but I go over to Max l ha at training Think Tank, his video looks completely new. And then I go over to Mayhem and I see all this, not new stuff, but stuff being, well, the newsletter thing is kind of new. Let’s start there because that’s the most exciting. CrossFit is over. Was that Mayhem? Just doing some clickbait.

Facundo E (07:27):


Sevan Matossian (07:27):

I don’t mean that in a negative way, in a derogatory way,

Facundo E (07:30):

To be very honest, I cannot answer on that because I saw the newsletter, but I was not involved in the creation of it, on the content or what was the goal. But we have had this newsletter for a while now, and it’s something that people like to read. They get somehow news from us, from the CrossFit world and a lot of things that we believe that they might be interested in reading on.

Sevan Matossian (07:56):

I heard it was a typo and it was supposed to say CrossFit Lover. The L got dropped out instead of CrossFit is over. CrossFit Lover.

Facundo E (08:03):

Okay. Yeah, it’s possible. It’s possible.

Brian Friend (08:06):

Stefan, do you still have a newsletter?

Sevan Matossian (08:08):

No, I don’t. No, I mean I do, but just no one does it. Do you want to do it?

Brian Friend (08:14):

No, I just was asking. I know that it was something you were doing a while ago.

Sevan Matossian (08:19):


Facundo E (08:19):

Have a lot of free time, Brian. Yeah,

Brian Friend (08:23):

We have a newsletter that goes out, but I don’t really do anything for that. It’s basically just in case you missed anything, here’s what we’ve been doing.

Sevan Matossian (08:31):

Yeah, I need someone to do my newsletter. Who wants to do it?

Brian Friend (08:35):

I’m sure you can find someone

Sevan Matossian (08:38):

And tell me about all The Hunting and the Phil guy is Mayhem pushing in sort of broadening its forward facing image?

Facundo E (08:50):

No, we are just sharing what we’ve been doing for a while, maybe sharing differently, but Rich has been hunting for a while now. It’s not new. And some people love to hear the stories about him hunting. And we have in what I believe is one of the even not the best media team that is around and they create fantastic material and it’s very entertaining and the community loves him. So that’s about the hunting. Phil, it’s a great guy. It’s kind of not just the heart, but a legend at Mayhem. He’s always having breakfast there and they see such a nice, hardworking, sweet guy that you arrive at mayhem in the morning and you want to sit and have a coffee with him. He’s always in great mood and he’s someone that we love very much at Mayhem and he has a story that we believe that was important to share to the world. I cannot say match because I don’t want to give any kind of special hints about what is it about, but it’s a beautiful story about one of our members, about a person at our gym and we are celebrating him for the many things he means for us.

Sevan Matossian (10:08):

Have you seen the video yet? No. Kudo.

Brian Friend (10:10):

There’s dissension in the R seven. Pull that comment from Logan Ewing.

Sevan Matossian (10:14):

Oh, let’s see. Oh, comment. Oh, here we go. I think we have Logan scheduled Kudo. Roman won’t turn down the music. So Lazar and I can listen in between the sets.

Facundo E (10:24):


Sevan Matossian (10:24):

Well, because we’re not speaking Russian.

Facundo E (10:26):

I know the three of them training together. I am a bit sad that I’m not there, but I’m happy that I’m not there too.

Sevan Matossian (10:36):


Facundo E (10:38):

Let’s see. Yeah, they’re preparing for Rogue and they’re being very,

Brian Friend (10:45):

This is a pretty early arrival in the States for Lazar to get ready for a competition even earlier than the games.

Facundo E (10:54):

Yeah, I mean, well Lazar decided this year to be alone before the games he trained in INE or he’s from at home and we decided to for Rogue maybe change that and you can assess and evaluate what’s best for you. Roman is there. They’re great training partners. They like each other and yeah, what’s better than two great guys training together for a competition?

Sevan Matossian (11:23):

Is it true that you guys hired someone to stand in the gym at Mayhem and chirp at Roman so that he can acclimate to that new style of training?

Facundo E (11:30):

Not that I know everything’s

Sevan Matossian (11:32):

Possible though. Okay. Alright. And what about the hunting? Is the hunting is rich sort of pivoting towards hunting or trying to embrace the hunting community because he’s obviously doing what he loves?

Facundo E (11:44):

Yeah, he’s been doing that for a while. I think that he’s more into biking at the moment than hunting, but hunting is such an important

Sevan Matossian (11:53):

For him for many reasons that he’s also dedicated as much time as he can to doing that. This idea that Dave put out with having the training camps go against each other, I don’t think proven has enough athletes to participate in anything right now. Do they, Brian, Brian, Brian, were you over at Proven recently?

Brian Friend (12:21):

I haven’t been, but that’s why I asked the question of the group is the training camps, the idea is cool, but what counts as being part of a training camp? If they announced that the training camp, let’s say there’s a training camp competition going on in December of this year, and right now I’m training with Mayhem, but the week before I decide to train with proven what camp am I in. I’ve only been there for a week. I got to just switch over to the other camp. So I think,

Sevan Matossian (12:46):

Yeah, I’m okay with the casualness of that. I just don’t think that,

Brian Friend (12:51):

The reason I bring that up is because if they announce it, then proven might be able to recruit more easily.

Sevan Matossian (12:56):

They might

Brian Friend (12:56):

Be able to round out the roster. Even if they do have enough athletes, they might be able to get a higher caliber of athlete because they’re looking to represent themselves as well as possible. And if there’s no timeline, then people can just make these decisions in the last day, the last week. And is it really then a reflection of the training camp?

Sevan Matossian (13:16):

What other training camps would you add to that right away? To me I thought, oh, training think Tank definitely should be there.

Brian Friend (13:22):

Well, if you’re going to do this, it really depends on how international do you want it to be. Right? And I even think about if it was Mayhem, for example, would you limit it to one Mayhem team? Could you have a Mayhem LATAM team? They often that

Sevan Matossian (13:37):

At the games. No one team. Just one team. Three people Simple this year.

Brian Friend (13:41):

Yeah. Are you going to invite the European programs?

Sevan Matossian (13:43):

Yes. So

Brian Friend (13:44):

Definitely kreger training plan, the program at the very least, training culture from Spain, Kreger training, that’s the one in Oslo that I was just at. They have 20 to 30 semi-final or above level athletes that train every morning together.

Sevan Matossian (14:01):

Besides I’m Is that where Lena Lichter is?

Brian Friend (14:05):

Elena Richter, yes. Volta is part of the coaching team there.

Sevan Matossian (14:09):

Do they have any other athletes besides Ms. Richter?

Brian Friend (14:13):

Gar, Shar Kaya, Andrea Berg, Oslo, Navy Blue, their entire team, Oslo Blackout who was 12 at the games.

Sevan Matossian (14:20):

Do they have any boys there that I would know?

Brian Friend (14:22):

Well, the best guys are probably on the teams. Nicola b Liddell? No, Victor Singh who’s right there on the right side finishing the top 20 at the European semi-final. You don’t know him but you might one day he’s coming.

Sevan Matossian (14:34):

Yeah. Alright, alright. They can’t be invited. They don’t have any dudes.

Brian Friend (14:40):

But that’s the thing. If they’re told that by the organizer, you in this case,

Sevan Matossian (14:46):


Brian Friend (14:46):

They might be able to find someone, Hey, we want to be represented there. And if there’s no restrictions on how long they have to be training with the program to represent the program

Sevan Matossian (14:57):

And someone like Maderis wouldn’t end up there because he’s not on a training. He’s not in a training camp.

Brian Friend (15:02):

Well, but he very easily could be. He is in a training camp and if you say there’s only three that are needed, then it’s him and Ellie and Adam Nier can find anyone he wants to fill in even if he hasn’t been training them. That’s why I think the idea is

Sevan Matossian (15:15):

Broken. And they do have a boy and a girl there like kids. They have two kids there.

Brian Friend (15:21):

Right. But what’s the point of the competition? Is the point of the competition just to propaganda or is it actually to see which one of the training

Sevan Matossian (15:29):

Campuses Healthy Propaganda

Brian Friend (15:31):

Is doing well?

Sevan Matossian (15:34):

What do you think the point of the competition would be?

Brian Friend (15:37):

Well, there was someone who asked Dave that and maybe I want to know what they thought and then what Dave’s perspective is. But if I want the people always ask me, Hey, are you going to do a comparison of which training camp did the best? It’s like why do you want to know that? Do you want to know which training camp did the best because you like one over the other and you want to hold that over their head or the other way around? Or are you actually trying to evaluate which training camp is the best and what are they the best at? Would you rather have a training camp that has five athletes and they’re all finishing the top 20 of the games? Or would you rather have a training camp that’s able to get 50 different athletes at different levels to the CrossFit games regardless of how well they do?

Sevan Matossian (16:15):

I don’t know, but I always found it impressive when Rory says some crazy number, like 51 athletes at the games this year we’re doing mayhem training. I’m like, fuck yeah.

Brian Friend (16:25):

What if I told you, and this is not truth, but what if I told you that 90% of ’em are finishing the bottom 10% of their qualifying division?

Sevan Matossian (16:33):

That’s cool too. That’s interesting Bit of information too.

Brian Friend (16:37):

Not true. I’m just saying in an example.

Sevan Matossian (16:40):

Yeah, more information the better. But I like hearing all that stuff.

Brian Friend (16:45):

So for me, and this is something people have asked me, Hey, why don’t you do a ranking of the best coaches all time or the best coaches in the game right now? That’s really difficult because let’s just take Kudo for example. How much credit do I give Kudo for what Lazars accomplished the last three years? How much credit do I give him for what Romans made able to accomplish this year or for Karen Fray in this upcoming year? These are athletes who are already good when he got them. How much better has he made them and how much was their success built upon 5, 6, 7 years of training foundation that they had when he inherited them

Sevan Matossian (17:20):

As a fan? I give the coaches shit tons of credit and I don’t really care. Why don’t we invited by friend to this podcast. He’s talking so good about me ever mayhem. He’s really pumping it up. Okay. Did you have a good night’s sleep, Ryan tonight or are you still Jet Lucked? Lemme ask kudos. Hardest question of the day. Just get it out of the way. Is Saxon Panek a Kudo athlete or a mayhem athlete? Well, Fado is mayhem. So he’s a mayhem athlete. I had him on and he was speaking very, very highly of you. He was one of your athletes. He went over to proven to try it out over there and now he’s back with you. And he was speaking very, very highly. Are you excited to have him back?

Facundo E (18:05):

I’m very excited. I mean, we work for a year a bit more than a year some years ago. And as he said it on the podcast, he needed new stimuli and new ideas and he was going through a lot of changes in his life and we talk about it and what’s the right thing for him to do to go and find new adventures. But we always stay in touch and we were friends. We always honored the time we were together as a coach, as an athlete. So when he needed to make another change in his training, we talk and we evaluated different options. And when he asked me if he’s an extraordinary athlete, so I would be stupid if I said no, I will not have you back. He’s not just a great person but a great athlete and I’m extremely happy to have him.

Brian Friend (19:04):

When you have that conversation with him about coming back, are you asking him any things like what are your goals now? Are you planning to do some off season? Why do you want to come back with me? Or are you just like, yes, let’s do it?

Facundo E (19:17):

Well, I know that Saxon is a very clever guy, so I don’t think that it was very interesting for me to evaluate his goals because I already know them. He wants to win the CrossFit games and he wants to be the best he can be. But the most important talk we had is just to see how he was feeling the moment we start working together and what were the things that he needed to put a special attention on. And we decided together how to move forward for that.

Brian Friend (19:51):

I mean, you train a couple other guys who also want to win the CrossFit games.

Facundo E (19:54):


Sevan Matossian (19:55):

Who’s that? Lazar and Roman

Facundo E (19:58):

Lazar. Well, I have a lot. I mean, everybody wants to win the craft game, so I can give you 20 names maybe, but Ramen Lazar, Jorge Augustine.

Sevan Matossian (20:10):

Jorge is your dude now. You’re Jorge Fernandez’s guy now too.

Facundo E (20:14):


Sevan Matossian (20:15):

Oh, that’s going to be fun. You’re still

Brian Friend (20:16):

With the oldest.

Facundo E (20:18):

Well, all this follows mayhem. I mean if he needs some specific, of course. I’m always, always very happy to talk to all this. The coolest guy of them all.

Brian Friend (20:29):

Have we ever had him on here? Shan?

Sevan Matossian (20:31):

I think he has been on here. I get him and Maurice Fa big mixed up, but I haven’t had Maurice on, but I had oldest on and I actually really enjoyed him. Oldest is, wait, I get oldest and who’s in Henrik ha line mixed up. I had oldest. Oldest is skateboard. He used to skateboard. He was on the show. He was on the see there. He’s there. Yeah. Yeah, this dude’s cool. Oh, I’m getting it mixed up with someone else though in my head. Yeah, he’s cool. Ti is little too, right?

Facundo E (21:02):

Just like you and me.

Sevan Matossian (21:04):

Yeah, I mean maybe like an taller than me. I mean he’s shredded. He’s a piece of steel.

Facundo E (21:09):

He’s stronger than us for sure.

Sevan Matossian (21:11):

Yeah, but not working with, he’s not naturally a 200 pound guy. He’s working to stay his thighs hard.

Facundo E (21:20):

Yes. I mean he’s working on his strength mostly, but incredibly enough. I have not seen an athlete of that size that can deal with an assault bike or an echo bike as well as all this.

Sevan Matossian (21:33):

Oh, he’s the parkour guy. And he had some gymnastics skills too, right? He was into Plantes and shit in a previous life,

Facundo E (21:40):

So that’s more like I really know. But

Sevan Matossian (21:42):

Yeah. And is he the one with the Caleb? Is he the one with the giant hog? He is in the sweatpants, yeah. Yeah. That’s why you had, yeah. Yeah,

Facundo E (21:54):

I know. It’s funny because all this is a great guy. He was us

Sevan Matossian (21:58):

A great guy with a giant hog sweatpants shot. Anyway, go on. Und.

Facundo E (22:04):

No, I was saying a story about all this to see how fun, how a great guy we were in the lowlands last year. He was qualifying, trying to qualify there. He’s

Sevan Matossian (22:15):

Sorry, here’s the hog shot. So I had him on the show, I had him on the show and I was trying to be so good because I felt like there were too many eyes on the show that day. So I didn’t get to be like, Hey, what’s that in your pants? But I mean look, that is a crazy shot. If you look at the diagonal, what does that say? Fork? Five o’clock. My goodness. I don’t even think he knows. Europeans are so casual. Us Americans we’re like, oh, look at your giant piece. Okay, sorry, go ahead. Kudo. I interrupted. That picture should be brought up at least once a month on the show.

Facundo E (22:50):

I was saying he was competed at the lowlands last year and we said after the second event of the year, I dunno, after one event, stay here, don’t go to the hotel, there’s a lot of traffic. And Azar stayed there and all this decided to go back to the hotel and we always traveled together. So he was on his own. So he went to the hotel, had food, and when he was trying to come back, ask for a Uber and they keep canceling on him like five minutes away. Oh, that’s right. That’s right. Yeah. And so he starts calling me and I had other actors that went competing and I said, what’s wrong? I cannot come to the competition you get here, don’t worry. So he kept asking for Uverse and they would cancel him one minute before a revel time. So he gets a bike and he puts the telephone on the bike and start biking like crazy, going to the stadium. And at a certain point he realized that he’s farther from before, so he took the wrong way and he was going the other direction. So he has to turn around, go back to the venue. It was already almost corral time. So people were waiting for him in the corral and he won that event actually, which was a bike. I think it was something.

Sevan Matossian (23:58):

I think I thought

Brian Friend (23:59):

There was some

Facundo E (24:00):

Running in

Sevan Matossian (24:00):

That one as well. I don’t know. That’s like some bad dream shit. You go to school naked or you go somewhere and you forget your shit. That’s like crazy for him. It was real life.

Facundo E (24:11):

It was very funny for us. Really? Believe me,

Sevan Matossian (24:16):

Oasis Shane versus Rich versus Matt. My money’s on Shane, mine’s not. I’ll take the bet. Jay Ruffner. I do mayhem programming. So if Kudo needs a late replacement for Roman, holler my five K time is around three hours.

Facundo E (24:37):

Send me a message afterwards. So I keep your name in my roster.

Sevan Matossian (24:43):

He will put you in the hierarchy of Roman replacements. There’s this, sometimes people will say stuff like, Roman’s not really a mayhem athlete. He’s just paid to be there. And then there was talk that someone in Dubai was paying him more than mayhem so that he was going to move. And then I had Roman on. And what’s interesting is I had Guy on, and Roman wanted to make it very clear that Rich was his fucking coach. He drilled that in. And when GH was on, he was like, I have a coach and my coach is Kudo. I have a coach. It’s not just like, Hey, can you tell me what those, am I accurate in how I remember that? And can you tell me what those relationships were like?

Facundo E (25:26):

I think it was the opposite, I think that Gee has been training with,

Sevan Matossian (25:31):

But he kind of sounded like he switched. He said last year he made it sound last year that he had a casual relationship with Rich, but this year he wants to have a more structured relationship. And he’s chosen to do that with you?

Facundo E (25:45):

No, so he’s working this year with another one of our coaches, a great coach called Jake Foster.

Sevan Matossian (25:50):

Oh, that’s right. Sorry, Jake. Right, right. Jake, okay. Yes, that’s what I meant. Sorry, Jake Kudo, whatever.

Facundo E (25:55):

Same. He’s blonde. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (25:58):

Same thing.

Facundo E (25:59):

No, no, no. So yeah. Well you had him on the show earlier this month. I think he needed, he had specific needs. And Foster is there very often. He lives in Nashville, so every Wednesday he’s said May, he’s a great, great coach and they get along super well and I think that that’s what he needs after the challenges he had to go this last year. He wants

Sevan Matossian (26:28):

More intimacy with someone. He wants to build a relationship with a coach like someone to bounce basically everything off. Like, Hey, I heard on the Seon podcast not to use fluoride. Should I quit that shit? He wants something.

Facundo E (26:43):

Yeah. Yeah. And I think that besides Foster being a great coach, he has a lot of the things that make him very compatible to the needs of Gee. And they have been working for a couple of months now, I think. I know. And it’s been great. So yeah, that’s Jake Foster. He’s, he’s ready in case we go training camp against camp. He’s going to be certainly one of the coaches that is going to be competing. No, not me.

Sevan Matossian (27:15):

Look in the background. It looks like Lazar on meth. Look, the guy,

Brian Friend (27:18):

I think they got plenty of coaches to pick from ahead of you at Mayhem. Ku,

Facundo E (27:22):

I know

Brian Friend (27:22):

Between Rich and Jake Lockard and Jake Foster, they get tough to beat.

Facundo E (27:27):

I put the morning Foster. Foster is very fit too. But yeah, any case, me and Justin and Max we’re going to go for drinks or whatever, play another game. No. So that is the case with Jake. We are very happy to have him on board. He’s now directing the individual programming at Mayhem and he’s done a great job doing that. And so I’m quite happy that he’s also working with Gee and I think that he’s going to be a right fit for Gee leading to this new season.

Brian Friend (28:05):

And one of Foster’s athletes will be at Crucible in eight days. Seth Stovall.

Facundo E (28:10):

Yeah, Seth, yeah, many. So there he’s also did a lot of things for the Mayhem Independence team, so he knows very well what he’s doing.

Sevan Matossian (28:23):

And your relationship with Roman.

Facundo E (28:27):

I asked actually, Brian, I really don’t know what this idea of Roman not being a Mahe athlete or being there for money comes from, and brand didn’t actually answer me properly where this idea came from, but I’m

Sevan Matossian (28:41):

Okay with camps paying athletes also.

Facundo E (28:43):

Well, the thing is, that’s not the case, but

Sevan Matossian (28:46):

Who cares? Who caress if you were,

Facundo E (28:50):

I wouldn’t care. But it’s not the truth. I mean, Roman Ramen is a very, very DIC athlete actually. I think that we were with Brian, we went through a little bit of the dynamics that we have with him and with Azar and with all of my athletes, at least the one that I work with, and I speak to Roman every day, all of my athletes at that level, they have a very strong say on the programming. It is not something that I build on my own. I talk to my athletes. And what do you think is missing at the moment? What do you think you need to put more time working on? What can we live on the site for a while? And Roman, it’s a true hamath. He’s there and it’s funny because he’s the most methodic of them all. He arrives every day at eight 30 every day. He lives at 11 30, 11 45, comes back at two 30, lives at five. And yeah, as far as I know from him, he’s very happy being in Cookville. He found a daycare for his son, Leon, which is something that they were needing. So Anas.

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