Calvillo leaves longtime coach Justin Buchholz
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Cynthia Calvillo says she's no longer working with coach Justin Buchholz in part because she's moved back to her hometown of San Jose.

"Unfortunately yeah, it's something that's had to change because it’s just not working for me in my career right now," Calvillo told theScore. "He's working, spending a lot of time opening his gym in Sacramento. For me, it's just not working out, I feel it's just stressful making the move (back and forth) so we just decided to not work right now.

"So I'm not sure what will happen in the future. But for right now, that's where it's at."

Calvillo (8-1-1) is now a member of the nearby gym at American Kickboxing Academy, though she can't currently train there due to restrictions stemming from the coronavirus. It's possible the pandemic will prevent her from fighting Antonina Shevchenko as scheduled at UFC Lincoln on April 25, but the 32-year-old flyweight fighter says she's doing her best to prepare for the bout anyway.

"All the gyms have been closed. It really sucks but I have a few places that I'm still able to get some work in, so I'm thankful for that," Calvillo explained. "My physical therapist … I have my appointments there, things you have to get worked on during fight camp. Just little things. I've got my swim coach, he's just trying to (make it work). They've closed down the pool, too.

"So we're just doing what we can to make sure that we can stay in shape (for) the fight. As far as we're concerned, it's still on."

UFC Lincoln is scheduled to take place at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, with former light heavyweight title challengers Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira squaring off in the main event.

Watch a clip from our interview with Calvillo below and be on the lookout for the full video interview Wednesday on theScoreMMA Podcast. In the meantime, subscribe to our channel here.

Calvillo leaves longtime coach Justin Buchholz
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