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I mean, Cain is a professional athlete, how is this possible? His coach is...OMG
Of the many who have been highly critical of fighters who they perceive to have training methods that make them more injury prone then they have to be is UFC head honcho Dana White. Always a man with something to say and never in the mood to edit his speech, White spoke back in April 2015 about the importance of a healthy Cain Velasquez to the heavyweight division, as well as his opinion on AKA’s training methods and their impact on the frequency of injuries to the fighters representing the San Jose fight camp.
“The conversation I was having with [AKA founder and head coach] Javier Mendez is that we gotta start training these guys differently in the gym. These guys gotta start having a lot less contact when it comes to sparring… You have to have some sparring in there, but these guys are doing way too much damage to their fighters inside the gym.”