It's no secret that training in mixed martial arts is a grind. Day in and day out fighters beat each other senseless and push their bodies to the limit in order to be as prepared as they can. If they manage to avoid physical injury during training, they still suffer mental wear and tear from the monotonous nature that MMA training can become.
However, Team Lloyd Irvin in Camp Springs is doing its part to help make training a little more bearable. Lloyd Irvin gave a tour of his facility's "Medal Chasers Lounge", which includes several amenities to help fighters unwind from grueling training sessions, including pool tables and video games.
But the facility still has the tools necessary for fighters to hone their skills, including mats and areas for fighters to work on their Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills. Irvin was quick to point out that his gym predominantly caters to those who just want to use MMA to get in shape, but he is still known as one of the pre-eminent trainers of MMA fighters around the world.
MMA definitely requires a full commitment, to the point where fighters really can't afford to be doing much else in their lives. But like anyone else, they also need time to unwind and escape from the grind.