Former England rugby player joins Bellator

Discussion in 'MMA' started by icefield, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

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  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    How much sprawl training though? 6 months?
     
  4. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Clubs have worked with judo coaches for a while for the same reason, Wayne Larkin worked with Leicester Tigers for example, shoot used to get a fair few academy players visiting, that was fun.

    How much actual training he has done, given how hard in season training is for rugby, then international commitments etc is anyone's guess
     
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  5. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    With his level of athletic ability 6 months is a lot of time, we have seen what D1 level footballers with little training can do let alone elite level athletes.
    And don't forget a lot of rugby is about staying on your feet, in general play and in rucks in fact thats why they brought judo guys in to help them with clear out techniques etc
     
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  6. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I was joking man...."6 months sprawl training" is basically the joke formula for any non-mma athlete to succeed in high level mma. :)
     
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  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  8. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Well it looks like he's been training, even passively, for quite some time. He'll do well especially since he's heavyweight. Wish him all the best.
     

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