Fox Sports NFL analyst and avid MMA fan Jay Glazer has teamed up to help UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture sell MMA training as an alternative to standard football-related training.
MMAFighting pointed out that there are a small number of football players turning to MMA as the training method of choice. The most notable NFL superstar to join the ranks of mixed martial arts training and conditioning is NFL Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings.
“I think it’s going to be the most important thing I did to help my career,” Allen told Xtreme Couture’s official blog. “It totally changed my entire workout regimen. It’s so much easier on the body than running and all that stuff that puts impact on your joints.”
Longevity has always been an issue with football players who are consistently taking a beating throughout an NFL season. An athlete’s ability to keep their body in top form is imperative to remaining healthy, and there is no better way to push yourself to the furthest limits than to train as if your life depended on it.
Couture is hoping to expand his Xtreme Couture footprint and would love nothing more than to have more NFL players speaking the praises of his already highly-popular gym.