One of the more convenient aspects of mixed martial arts is its flexibility when it comes to training. Unlike other sports like football or hockey, where teams usually always practice in just one place, MMA fighters can choose to either stay in one gym and train or they can travel to different gyms in order to soak up as much knowledge and training as they can before a fight.
This was true for former World Extreme Cagefighting competitors and now UFC competitors Leonard Garcia, "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone and Mike Brown. While the trio were in Baltimore last night for the third Shogun Fights event, they also had the opportunity to train at Ground Control Baltimore, which is run by John Rallo, who is also the head promoter for Shogun Fights.
While training in familiar surroundings is always welcome, another convenient aspect of MMA is that even if you're training in a different gym, you can still work on a lot of the same aspects of your game. MMA gyms are universal in that they all provide fighters to work on their multiple skills, including striking, wrestling and jiu-jitsu.
Garcia, Cerrone and Brown all appear to get in some valuable training while in town for Shogun Fights, which shows that even if they're traveling for fun or for promotional purposes, they can still partake in business if need be.