Article by Kristian Lexell
Another great session at Drysdales, some more at Wandâ€™s and a sparring session at Throwdown is what went down since last I wrote.
I tell you it was packed with talent at all the places. Iâ€™m not the type that follow every forum or even watch every UFC so I donâ€™t really recognize people that I probably should here which is funny sometimes when I get to roll or spar with guys that, when I ask them their name, they look at me funny. Well they donâ€™t know me either right?!
Anyway, a difference here to Sweden is that the gyms are in such a good standard. I bet there is a lot of poor basement-gyms over here too but all the gyms Iâ€™ve been to so far, both here and in LA or San Diego, are really nice.
My guess is that itâ€™s a combination of different factors why it is like that, one is probably because of the fitness culture and that people pay a lot of money for it here and one is probably because of the popularity of the sport and what that brings with sponsors etc.
A funny thing is that so many of the gyms donâ€™t have showers or maybe just one.. Why is that?
So now itâ€™s Sunday and Iâ€™m making it â€pool-Sunday-in-Vegasâ€, being the one and only restday and all (you can tell I need it by the halo from my white skin..)
About Kristian Lexell
Kristian Lexell will be blogging for MMA Viking during his trip to Las Vegas. He is a veteran of fight sports, with MMA bouts going back to 2001, plus boxing and Muay thai experience. The Swede returned to the cage in 2011 after a four year absence, and has since collected two wins with one loss. Known as â€œLexâ€, the powerful middleweight trains at Stockholmâ€™s Nexus Fight Center. The Gothenburg native won MMA Vikingâ€™s KO of the Year in 2011 with his KO of Allan Love at Battle of Botnia 4. Lex most recently won a Muay Thai match at SÃ¶derslaget in December at Nexus Fightcenter, and will be announcing his next MMA bout soon.