Joe Warren explains how Bob Forster at Phase IV Athletics has played a role in his success

At age 38, Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren believes he has found the golden ticket to continued success inside the cage for years to come.

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For the last few years, Warren has been training with Bob Forster at Phase IV Athletics in Santa Monica. The facility originally helped prepare endurance athletes but has since made the move to wrestlers and fighters.

After having troubles with gassing out late in rounds or in championship rounds of fights, Warren acknowledged to himself that he needed to improve his cardio. Working with Forster and having the support of head coach Marc Montoya to do proper heart rate training during training camp has already pain dividends for Warren.

“I wish I had Bob helping me when I was winning world championships in wrestling,” Warren said. “We were always trained to train as hard as we can and we’ll win. And it’s not about that. It’s about training as smart as you can to win. “

In his last two fights, Warren was able to turn it on late in the championship rounds in order to capture unanimous decision victories.

“I was part of the Olympic training center for years, Division 1 wrestler, so I understand how to keep my body right.”

As for what’s next, Warren looks to retain his belt Friday night at Bellator 135 and add Marcus Galvao to his ever growing list of victories against Brazilian fighters.

“Breaking Brazilians, that’s what I do for a living.”

With his advanced training regimen and continued drive, the “Baddest Man on the Planet” looks to continue to dominate into his 40’s. A victory on Friday night is the first step towards that goal.

“I’m unstoppable now. In my mind, I’m unstoppable.”