Welcome to the original Vegas Fight Tour
This tour is your one and only chance to get a behind the scenes look of the fascinating world of MMA and Professional Boxing. With help from your knowledgeable tour guide you will learn about MMA and Boxing and the role that Las Vegas plays, along with a little Las Vegas history. Your tour guide is with you at every stop and will lead you throughout each facility giving you unique information about each along the way.
Gyms on the Tour
Mayweather Boxing Club
That’s right, the gym you have seen on HBO's 24/7 and now on Showtime's All-Access is one of the feature gyms on this tour. Not only is this gym home to the highest paid athlete in the world, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, it is a training ground for many elite MMA athletes and boxers.
Johnny Tocco's Gym
Built in 1953, this legendary boxing gym has been home to the biggest names in boxing history including Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler, Larry Holmes, Bernard Hopkins and Mike Tyson. An old school gym that will take you back deep into boxing's rich history.
Owned by Hall Of Fame legend and most decorated UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture. Xtreme Couture is a must see for any MMA fan. One of the stars of the hit movie The Expendables, Randy Couture is one of the most recognizable figures in MMA history. See this remarkable gym in person that Randy has built from the ground up.
Wand Fight Team Gym
Established in 2009, this is the gym of MMA great Wanderlei Silva. In 2011, The Wand Fight Team Gym was named the "Best MMA Gym in the World" by Fighter's Only magazine. Inside you will see many items from Wanderlei's personal collection including trophies, belts, photos and more.
As a young child the very first person in sports I saw on television was Muhammad Ali, and so started my love of boxing. I would watch Boxing on Friday nights and then Pro Wrestling on Saturday mornings, after watching cartoons. No matter what's happening in my life watching Boxing and Wrestling are constants. While at Sonoma State University I worked as a university tour guide. I showed prospective students and their families the university campus. This job was nirvana for me because I loved the State campus and I wanted others to love it too. Summers, I worked for college preparatory programs showing high school students: Sonoma and Sacramento State and University of Pacific campuses. It was April of 2002, when I saw my first Mixed Martial Arts card, this was a life changing event. Pride 20, headlined by Wanderlei Silva and Mirko Filipovic, I was in awe of the physicality and precision of what I saw. Since that evening I have been unable to get my fill of MMA. Ten years ago I relocated to Las Vegas which increased my love for combat sports because I was now able to see more live MMA, Boxing and Wrestling events multiple times a year without having to leave the city. Several years ago I met Chris White and later he introduced me to his childhood friend and business partner Terry Wade. The two said they were starting a tour business taking fight fans to the noteworthy and famous fighting gyms in Vegas. With resume in hand, I asked "What do I need to do to be a part of this adventure?" After much discussion about my love of all things fighting I was hired as their first tour guide. Being a Vegas Fight Tour guide has been fun since my very first tour.
Dean began working in the ever evolving world of combat sports in 2009. Here in Las Vegas and throughout the world, he has worked in various roles behind the scenes for the top MMA promotion in the world. In doing so he has forged relationships with many top athletes, camps, and personnel that produce the sport(s) so many have come to love. During his journey, one of the people he was blessed to cross paths with Terrell Wade (Co-Founder of the Fight Tour). Although he is still very active in his role outside the Fight Tour, he is ready to jump in between events and take people on a tour behind the scenes at some of the most storied gyms Fight Town has to experience.
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Chris White moved to Las Vegas at 9 years old and soon discovered his passion for the sport of Boxing. In 1980, at Caesars Palace, Chris met “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali during an open workout for Ali’s “Last Hurrah” vs. Larry Holmes. From there Chris’ passion for boxing thrived and soon he was going to all the open workouts and fights of such legendary fighters as Larry Holmes, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns. Eventually, Chris worked as the personal assistant to Absolute Boxing CEO Yahya McClain and Boxing Superstar Laila Ali. Chris also ran the Absolute Boxing Gym, owned by McClain and Ali, then moved on to work at the UFC as an assistant site coordinator under the tutelage of famed UFC Hype Man Burt Watson. He currently runs the day to day operations for the Vegas Fight Tour.
A native of Las Vegas Terry Wade was born and raised in the "Fight Capital Of The World" Las Vegas, Nevada. From Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson Terry has witnessed some of the sports most legendary fights live and in person. In addition to his love for boxing Terry spent nearly 8 years as a site coordinator for UFC. Terry is currently the Fighter Relations manager atWorld Series Of Fighting. When he's not spending time with his family Terry enjoys watching classic fights both MMA and Boxing.