Roy Hibbert Started MMA Training This Summer

by September 21, 2012
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Roy Hibbert’s dedication to fitness went up a notch this offseason, as the Indiana Pacers’ center began doing MMA training. An Indy Star reporter tells a funny story about joining Hibbert for a workout: “Hibbert’s body – and his game – has improved each season because of his offseason workout dedication and desire to eat healthy. The big fella took it to another level this offseason when he started doing MMA training at Integrated Fighting Academy on the Southside of Indy to help his conditioning. Hibbert and I have had countless conversations over the years about his workouts. But rather than talk about what goes into his MMA training, Hibbert invited me to participate in a session so I could get a first-hand experience of the sweat and pain he goes through. Hibbert and I have had countless conversations over the years about his workouts. Pacers rookie Orlando Johnson and Hibbert’s nutritionist Mike Roussell also took part in the workout on Wednesday. We started with four, three-minute rounds of sparring with a trainer with only a minute break in between each round. I was good for the first two rounds, but that’s when reality set in for me.”