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Music Fighters Train To

Jabs and Jams #3: Music Fighters Train To

MMA fighters are always going full bore with arduous training. Motivation can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis but music is a sure-fire means to conjure up those feelings. The fuel to push through those last few reps, that last 100 meters of your run, or that last sparring session of the day. These euphoric feelings can come from genres of all types and fighters sure train to some eclectic tunes. This is Jabs and Jams: Music Fighters Train To.

Music Fighters Train To

Jordan Young

“I’m well versed. I’ll listen to anything. I’m not a guy who’s like ‘I don’t listen to country or this or that’…I’m definitely a rap fan and Kevin Gates is my favorite artist…..All the new, young hot artists and some of the OGs. I definitely enjoy that music. It seems like when I’m working out that’s what I like to run to or do my Boxing workouts to.”

Tywan Claxton

“On Wrestling day, I like to listen to country music. Everybody’s like ‘turn that shit off.’….On sparring days, I like to listen to rap and hip hop. That gets me into ym savage mentality. Then on running days, I listen to like Katy Perry and upbeat, happy, girl power music. I’ve got a girl power playlist. ”

Saad Awad

“When I grew up, I was really big into rap. Now it’s not so much rap, I guess it’s more hip hop I like. I’m open to anything. I like a little bit of Reggae sometimes. Sometimes trance when you want to get like really hyped up and have a crazy training session. My wife listens to mainly country. So we’re in the car, that’s all I listen to. It doesn’t bother me at all. I guess you could say I like a little bit of everything.”

Music Fighters Train To. Transcriptions courtesy of Bowks Talking Bouts

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