The Gym Wars: 10 Times Fighters Went Too Far In Training

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The gym is a sacred place for MMA fighters, somewhere they can put in the blood, sweat and tears required to hone their craft behind closed doors and away from the prying eyes of the public.

What goes on there often remains a mystery to fans, but occasionally footage emerges that offers a rare and fascinating insight into the lives of these warriors who are putting it all on the line – not just a few times a year in the cage, but often on a daily basis in the training room.

In this three part series we’ll look to uncover the best behind-the-scenes gym footage, from knockout blows to hard sparring sessions featuring some of the biggest names in the sport.