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Cavaliers’ Deron Williams Owns MMA Gym, Wants to Compete in BJJ

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Cavaliers’ Deron Williams Owns MMA Gym, Wants to Compete in BJJ

 

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is very appealing to a number of pro athletes. Some consider it a great way to keep in shape in the off season while others think it improves their safety and the ability to do their jobs.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Deron Williams appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani Monday, discussing his love for MMA and his investment in the sport.

“I’ve been watching [MMA] for a while, just growing up being a wrestler,” he told Helwani. “As the years have gone on, I ended up meeting different UFC fighters and befriending a couple and really got into it because of that. … I just have a love for the sport; I train as well, so I think that brings me even closer.”

 

Williams is looking to find some competition of his own down the line:

“I’m gonna do some [jiu-jitsu] tournaments for sure,” he said. “I’ll probably have to [wait until retirement]; it would probably be the smartest thing to do. I do mostly no-gi; I’ve done some gi, [but] it’s just a little too slow-paced for me right now.”

 He’s been doing bjj off and on couple years now!
Marcus Antelante teaches bjj in Williams’ gym

 

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