I shot this video at the “Global Warrior Challenge: British Invasion” open workouts Thursday at High-Davis Mixed Martial Arts in Kansas City, the gym co-owned by pro MMA fighters Jason High and L.C. Davis.
Representing Team U.S. at the workouts were Drew Fickett, L.C. Davis and Kendall Grove. Fickett told me he’s been sober for a year now and he seems to be on the right track. LC looks to be in great shape and is one smooth cat. Kendall, well, he’s a literal giant. He said he liked my Chuck Taylor’s. He was wearing the same.
Representing Team U.K. at the workouts were Oli Thompson, Andre Winner, Jack Marshman and Max Nunes. These guys have been in town since Sunday and seem well-acclimated. Oli is the gentle giant, and although he was just messing around on the Thai bag you can see this dude has big power. Andre, Jack and Max are all super nice — as well as their coaches. A few things that stood out to me were Marshman’s powerful leg kicks and his soft spoken attitude, and Max’s size — he’s huge.