GLORY heavyweight contender Badr “Bad Boy” Hari has parted ways with longtime trainer Michael “Big Mike” Passenier. The fighter made the announcement earlier today in a post on Facebook.
According to Hari’s statement, the decision to leave Big Mike was motivated by a “strong will for development.”
“Outstanding accomplishments do not come from comfort zones,” he wrote.
“Following the recent six fight agreement signed with Glory, my ambition is to become the next Heavy Weight Champion,” he said.
Passenier worked with Hari for many years after the fighter parted ways with another legend, Chakuriki founder Master Thom Harrinck.
Big Mike was in the fighter’s corner for some of his biggest victories and also low points, such as bizarre disqualification losses to Remy Bonjasky and Hesdy Gerges in the K-1 and It’s Showtime promotions.
Hari is currently serving a suspension after accepting punishment from GLORY for a failed drug test. He will be available to fight again in early December.
The fighter said he will announce a new trainer “in the upcoming weeks.”
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