Today before sparring, @ShaneCarwin came in and everyone cheered! It was awesome and we are so proud of him! Then we had very tough sparring and I was shot afterwards. On the drive home, we saw a 70 Chevelle driving by, we turned around and caught it at the gas station. The guy lives in my neighborhood!
@ShaneCarwin and @GeorgesStPierre win by dominating their opponents. Hardy surprised me by surviving all 5 rounds. Shane followed his gameplan perfectly and now everybody knows what I am talking about when I say he hits like a "Mack truck." We are all so proud of them both! Congrats guys!
Today, Trevor is at the weighin for @ShaneCarwin so I only worked with Loren. Here we are after a hard session of strength training. I can't wait for tomorrow's sparring and then watching our guys fight! Maybe tonight I'll go to a movie with the wife, McSweeney and Erica.
Now I am headed to the event center located at 400 North Olive Street. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) managers will be attending this conference and I am here to represent Six Star Muscle supplements and to meet the managers of AAFES.
Today I sparred with Chaun Simms, Cody Donovan and Demico Rogers. Then later I wrestled with Chaun. When I left for practice, it was t-shirt weather. This is a picture from just after practice! Colorado weather can be crazy.
We worked on the clean and jerk. Now I am headed to our birthing class. We take the "Bradley Method" classes. Tess is going to have a natural birth with no epidural or other drugs that can cause side effects. Our baby has two warriors for parents!
Here's @BrendanSchaub on the scale. The Q&A went very well with Mike Goldberg and me. Thanks to all the fans that showed up! I can't wait for our guy's fights! Eliot, Duane, Brendan, Jon and Clay all look good and ready for their fights!
Here I am with James McSweeney and Jeremiah Constant after sparring today. Big Shane looks great and ready to go! Now I'm headed home to eat. Also, Saturday I will be doing the question and answer event just before the weigh-ins.
Coach Amal Easton teaching technique from the guard with Chaun Simms.
Today I rolled at Easton's BJJ in Denver for the press day. Afterwards I ate sushi with Coach Amal, Brendan, Jeff Suskin, and Tess. Now I'm at home cleaning out my garage. I have the night off and I wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather. It's been 70 degrees today.
Tonight we watched Bryan Callen perform stand-up. I laughed so much that I was actually in pain. His visual antics were so precise that I forgot it was my friend on stage. I actually saw "Fabio" galloping on a steed to save a group of stranded women from a pack of hungry wolves!
We just finished sparring and now we are headed to watch Bryan. Tess said the show on Friday was awesome! I just hope I'm not sleepy. I woke up at 7am EST and flew to Denver, drove straight to the gym, now I'm eating in the car on the way to the show and afterward we will have dinner with Bryan. Man it's turned out to be a busy long day!
Today I sparred with Georges St-Pierre, Partick Cote, Sean Pierson, Mike Ricci, and Alex Garcia. I had a lot of fun since I was able to play and try new things because I don't have a fight scheduled. GSP did very well today and looks sharp for his fight with Hardy. Now we are about to eat and hopefully tonight we will get a game of poker going with the guys.
@GeorgesStPierre, @Kenny_Florian, @SeanPierson, Firas Zahabi, @keithflorian and me after rolling this morning. Then we ate and went to do yoga in a sauna. That's not my style but GSP likes it. Then we ate again and I went to hit mitts with Firas. Now I'm back at Jon's just resting waiting to see what's next.
Here's Paul Buentello getting his hands wrapped, @BrendanSchaub & @ShaneCarwin warming up before practice today. After sparring I had to go to court to defend myself against allegations that I violated a court order by attempting to have lunch at school with my daughter. Crazy, I know! The trial didn't finish and was continued. What a horrible world it would be if all fathers did this sort of thing!
I hit mitts and then did a strength workout. Tomorrow I'll be helping the guys get ready for their fights. Shane Carwin, Brendan Schaub and Eliot Marshall all fight in the next few weeks and McSweeney is here training too.
Today I hit mitts with T and worked my clean and jerks with Loren Landow. I had several other meetings and errands to run today and now I'm back at home. We are about to play LBP online with my niece and nephew!
Man, I was busy today. Today we sparred with big gloves, with little gloves and on the ground. We drilled technique afterward and that was just the morning practice. Here we are after Wrestling practice at UNC. Then We drove to Denver and I had dinner with Brendan Schaub, James McSweeney and our ladies. Now I'm going to bed to hopefully recover for tomorrow. Good night!
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