RYAN ALLSOP and Ryan Brunt were treated to a visit by John Maguire, star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), to the O’s training ground this week, who put the pair through their paces and gave them an insight into the life of a UFC Star ahead of his big fight on September 29th at UFC: Nottingham.
“It was great to come down to Leyton Orient to meet the players, and even train with a few of them! Mixed martial artists and footballers both need high levels of fitness and conditioning and it’s always interesting to see how other sports train. Hopefully we both learnt something from each other,” said Maguire.
“It would be great to see some of them at my fight in Nottingham on 29th September.”
Allsop added: “It was great to meet John and be shown some of the moves he uses in UFC.
“You can always learn things from other sports and how they go about their training, so it was interesting to hear how he prepares for his fights.
“I know UFC is always a good spectacle, and as we’ve experienced today a true physical test, and I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for how he gets on in Nottingham at the end of the month.”
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