A top UFC trainer builds a house of champions. Allegations of psychological and sexual abuse tear it down.
If you needed any more evidence on why Lloyd Irvin is a terrible human being, here it is. Through interviews of former students of Team Lloyd Irvin, the feature exposes how toxic the environment is in the team. The psychological and sexual abuse; rape charges; Lloyd Irvin’s past; the cult-like atmosphere and so much more.
One student told a story about Irvin’s sense of sexual entitlement:
A woman didn’t have to be enrolled in Irvin’s school to catch his eye. Several students allege that Irvin made advances on wives or girlfriends, despite being married since 2003 to his wife, Vicki Irvin. Escobar recalls introducing Irvin to his girlfriend at a club, then leaving them to talk about a potential business opportunity. He looked back to see Irvin with his arm around her. She walked away, telling Escobar that Irvin had invited her to his hotel room.
"No disrespect, but were you hitting on my girlfriend?" Escobar asked him.
"Don’t worry about her," he recalls Irvin saying. "She’ll be all right."
Irvin’s students felt a similar sense of sexual entitlement. One former girlfriend of Schultz, who asked not to be named, recalls that some of the men living in the fighter house asked him if she could “come around.”
Knowing what that meant, he declined. According to Schultz and his ex-girlfriend, athletes would sometimes bring dates back to the fighter house, where weed or ecstasy would be passed around. So would the date. Pictures would be taken. It was, in the words of a source who asked to remain anonymous, “Vegas meets jiu-jitsu.”
There’s a story about a student charged with sexual assault in there too:
Some things were more serious than others. In 2008, one of Irvin’s most promising pupils, De’Alonzio “DJ” Jackson, then 19, left Maryland to attend college in Iowa. According to police reports, Jackson invited a 16-year-old girl to the Double D bar for college night. When she and a friend picked him up, he gave her some Bacardi he produced from a backpack.
After spending some time in the Double D, they went outside to a car. The girl told police that Jackson penetrated her even as she repeatedly told him to stop.
The next morning, the 16-year-old awoke with a headache that she suspected might be drug-induced. She told her foster mother, who informed authorities. When questioned, Jackson denied giving her alcohol, drugs or forcing himself on her.
The day after the incident, police discovered he sent her a text: “I’m sorry I took ur virginity like that. Plz give me another chance.”
There’s a lot more stories in there, including one about Irvin taking part in a gang rape. He was acquitted because ‘though he wanted to participate in what he believed was consensual sex, he was unable to achieve an erection.’And another story about two TLI students raping a female student, while she was drunk, in a church parking garage (where they left her when they were finished).
Honestly, read it, because it’ll show you how horrible of a human being he is and how horrible the camp is in general. I mean, here we have a man, who has been accused of rape (only to be acquitted because he couldn’t get hard), purchases rape-themed URLs (lloydirvinrape.us being one of them), acts like a predator around women, paid the legal fees of the two students accused of raping another student and also seemingly brainwashes students into staying. I would not be surprised if more comes to light, if more people leave.
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