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The fact that Glen Davis is using mixed martial arts as a way to stay in shape is nothing really new… but he's talking about it in the Herald.

“I love the UFC but I didn’t really get into it like that,” Davis said.
“But when I started watching [my girlfriend], and then I started to do it, then I
was like, ‘Oh man, this is crazy. I love this.’ After that it was just
nonstop UFC – who’s fighting, where is the fight, when am I training?
It was just an unbelievable feeling.”

“I kind of felt like, ‘Oh man, basketball is hard,’ but when you’re
training for a fight, you have to go to a whole different level,” Davis
said. “The training is so extreme. I thought I trained hard playing
basketball, but when you’re doing mixed martial arts, you have to train
even harder.”

And it's paying off exactly as he'd hoped.

“I’ve kind of added on a lot of muscle. That was the point,” Davis
said. “My game is I’m a big guy. I pound. That’s what I do. So if I
lose a lot of weight, I’m like the average player. I want to stay in my
body frame and my weight, but (be) more conditioned and more toned.”

There's a quote from Doc in that piece that I completely agree with.  I'm all for guys doing non-basketball things to get in better shape.  Things like MMA teach you different things about your body.  It's very useful.  It'll help him move a little better… maybe a little quicker.  I like this approach.

plus… if anyone wants to get into his face, he can drop them in .5
seconds and apply a rear naked choke before the refs can do anything
about it.  I just want guys like Jason Maxiell to keep that in mind

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  • gordbillybob

    Who are the toughest guys in the NBA?
    I’d love to see Dwight Howard vs. Big Baby in a cage match!

  • Mixed Martial Arts is not a joke – having trained for hoops and long distance running before (and now MMA), nothing compares to what you need to do in MMA training.
    The week I spent doing the “Hell Week” conditioning training in hoops is spread out over two weeks in my MMA training. Sounds great, except “Hell Week” doesn’t last a week for me. It lasts for months. It’s amazing how much cardio training you need to do in order to fight at 3-5 minutes at a time.
    And on top of that, you have to do “class” work in particular martial arts. Muay Thai, BJJ, and wrestling. And when you think you’re done, you’re asked, “What about your weight training?”
    There’s no doubt in my mind that if Davis sticks to the MMA training regimen, he’s going to be in the best shape of his life. Great news for C fans.

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Pfff, have you even noticed my nickname? Of course you haven’t.

  • Oh… I noticed.