Performance Gaines Video: Jay Glazer brings MMA to the NFL

Doug Farrar

In this exclusive video shot at the new Performance Gaines facility in Los Angeles, Shutdown Corner catches up with Jay Glazer of The NFL on FOX as he shows NFL players the benefits of MMA training. First, Jay talks about the specific advantages football players gain with this kind of work. Then, some hammer-fist drills and pass-rush exercises with linebackers Kirk Morrison, Akeem Ayers, and Brian Banks.

Jay then talks about the challenge of getting Banks up to the NFL level, and we see the linebackers going through some more specific pass-rushing exercises (NSFW warning: There's one F-bomb at the 8:22 mark during the training session).

Running back Ryan Grant (a big supporter of the idea of MMA training in football) weighs on how it's helped him, and we finish off with Jay discussing his new partnership with trainer Travelle Gaines, and what Roger Goodell thinks of all this stuff.

More Performance Gaines Videos:
Taking the nest step with Ryan Mathews
Travelle Gaines and Akeem Ayers talk NFL training