Article by Kristian Lexell
Another great session at Drysdales, some more at Wand’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. I’m not the type that follow every forum or even watch every UFC so I don’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 don’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 I’ve been to so far, both here and in LA or San Diego, are really nice.
My guess is that it’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 don’t have showers or maybe just one.. Why is that?
So now it’s Sunday and I’m making it ”pool-Sunday-in-Vegas”, 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 “Lex”, the powerful middleweight trains at Stockholm’s Nexus Fight Center. The Gothenburg native won MMA Viking’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 Söderslaget in December at Nexus Fightcenter, and will be announcing his next MMA bout soon.