The UFC announced April 3 the appointment of Dr. Duncan French as the vice-president of the new UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

According to the press release, French will implement the development of performance tools while managing a “multi-disciplinary team including nutrition, strength and conditioning and physical therapy.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Duncan as a new member of our UFC Performance Institute team,” UFC chief operating officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said. “With the UFC Performance Institute being a first of its kind in mixed martial arts, we’re raising the bar by assembling one of the most talented staffs in professional sports and Duncan’s credentials are world-class. His vast experience will pay dividends for our athletes.”

French previously was instrumental in the Notre Dame football program, significantly improving it analytics, nutritional, strength and conditioning, mental wellness and other programs, according to head coach Brian Kelly.

 

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