UFC 148 Video: UFC Stars Turn Tables on Media During Grueling Workout
Open workouts are a staple of any UFC fight week.
The media gathers and watches the participants on that week's card as they go through a workout for the cameras a few days before the event.
Some fighters take it seriously, using the time as an extension of their normal workouts. A handful of them treat them like a joke, doing a few shadowboxing poses before moving on with their lives. It's part of the process of fight week; it might not be enjoyable, but it's an obligation of fight-week promotion.
But during this International Fight Week, the tables were turned on the journalists that cover the sport. Not literally, but certainly physically.
UFC stars Joseph Benavidez, Mike Pyle, Alan Belcher and Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier led workout sessions for the media at the famous Ultimate Fighter gym, just miles from the Las Vegas Strip. It was their chance to give the assembled media a small taste of what they go through on a daily basis.
Bleacher Report staffers Jonathan Snowden, Jeremy Botter and Matt Roth participated in the 60-minute workout, which was designed around three stations: jiu-jitsu, striking and wrestling, all with a heavy emphasis on cardiovascular exercises.
Watch the video above to see how Botter, Roth and Snowden fared under the intense coaching tutelage of a few of the best fighters in the world.
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