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Get Your Sleeveless T-Shirt Out: The UFC Now Has a Gym

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Good news for those of you who are dissatisfied with your gym’s lack of fighting surfaces and giant truck tires.  As first promised last year around this time, the UFC opened its first gym in Concord, California with 150 more to come in the next five years.  It’s the gym that aspires to be all things to all people.  Naturally, there are punching bags and grappling mats galore, with classes available to members of all ages.  There’s also the normal gym stuff, like free weights, machines, and treadmills where you can get your jog on in between a guy talking on his cell phone and a middle-aged mom walking very slowly while reading Self Magazine. 

For my money though, the highlight of the UFC gym is The Arm Bar.  If you’re the type who loves to linger way too long over a protein-infused smoothie, and you’re also the type who appreciates a fairly lazy play on words, this is the place for you.  A couple more pictures are after the jump.  And yeah, Dana White has seen to it that the walls of his gym reflect his personality.


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RodP1975- January 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm
hilarious, well worded post.
Dagnut- January 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm
I reckon this is mostly aimed at encouraging kids..which can't be a bad thing considering the nation of slobs you have produced now.
T_Durden- January 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm
FedorsIceCreamDealer's profile was created 2 hours ago... Did Skeletor create a new profile to compliment his other posts? Lol...that's kinda lame if it's true.

Can't imagine someone felt the urge to create a profile just compliment some other dude.
ghostboner- January 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm
@NomadRip - He already blew the gasket. That photo is him on a machine designed for getting it re-installed. You can't see in the photo, but Bruce Buffer is underneath Chuck on a creeper with plastic wrap around his face, peering up through the hole in the seat, with a tub of axle grease next to him and mag-light in one hand and pipe wrench in the other...
FedorsIceCreamDealer- January 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Very nice..that guy deserves a 100% cotton shirt with large letters on the chest
FedorsIceCreamDealer- January 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm
Where young little douches can grow into giant soiled buttplugs.
side.check.kick- January 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm
One of the best titles for a post EVER.

Oh, and all you fuckers trying to bust out a funny comment got served by peckawoodd. He pretty much summed it all up.
Geerad- January 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Chuck looks like a chubby twelve-year-old kid on an amusement park ride about to blow chunks and shit himself at the same time.
munche- January 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm
If it's in line with the pricing for a normal gym, it'd be nice to have punching bags and mats at the gym without paying out the ass for an MMA gym. 24H Fitness is like $30/mo, and the MMA schools around here want $150+ with a 2 year commit.
BrandonTheTruth- January 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm
so the pic of the iceman droppin a deuce totally overshadowed this story... and the award for biggest bang for your amusement goes to MaxTheLimit.

honorable mention goes to NomadRip
Skin052- January 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Wish their was one near me. Bunch of jealous dirt bags all of ya.
NomadRip- January 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Is Dana going to go back to teaching Jazzercise classes there? Looks nice, but with that branding, the tool floods mentioned above are a foregone conclusion.

And Chuck is going to blow an o-ring if he's not careful.
bleve- January 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Unleash the goons...

Between the aspiring tuff guys and the over abundance of adductor machines, it would just be one long palmface walking through there.
peckawoodd- January 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Jesus Christ I can only imagine the level of tool-ness that's going to go down at a fucking "UFC" gym. Every generally goonish/Tap-out and sick tribal tattoo bearing bro WILL be there.
SenatorCrabHat- January 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I live in San Francisco and grew up around Concord and i can tell you this place is gonna be the epitome of fat men wearing tapout sweat sets.

There are some really good places to train in the bay area, and even close to this gym and i am fearful that a lot of meatheads at the UFC gym are gonna go twice a week , lift some weights and think that they can do brazillian jiu jitsu. Fortunatly it will let all of us know whose asses we can beat, anyone wearing a ufc gym shirt....
shitbag- January 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm
@ghostboner Holy shit I think you're on to something! A world of Phil Baroni's - no matter how entertaining - is not a world I really want to live in. Well, no, no I think I can deal with that. A world of Spencer Pratt's now that's what I couldn't deal with, and tools like him will plunk down a ton of money to join a UFC gym, then never go to work out like the pussies they are - but they'll tell everyone they belong to the UFC gym. That's the world we're headed toward.
ghostboner- January 25, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Looks like Dana's goal is to make mma training available to every roiding meat wad in the country? And eventually the world? I think this is an evil plot to make sure that he has a never ending pool of big dumb ripped dudes who are willing to fight each other for peanuts and who are completely disposable on account of their massive numbers. Dana White appears to be attempting to populate the world with clones of Phil Baroni.
MaxTheLimit- January 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm
UFC gym is so hardcore you have to do leg press while taking a crap.
ghostboner- January 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm
If it was only this one maybe, but for some reason I just can't bring myself to believe that 150 of these is a good idea.
T_Durden- January 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm
I see what you did turned my mundane question into an opportunity to show off your witty mma knowledge in the form of a metaphor. Well played sir.

skeletor- January 25, 2010 at 11:55 am
I think you get to train at the gym for something like $20 for the first month, but you have to come in early when no important people are around to see you. If you do well enough they will do like a multi-month contract for about $45 dollars. The more buff you get the more you have to pay, and it can get pretty out of hand. The biggest problem is if you ever leave for another gym or they kick you out for not being able to squat as much as some of the new guys, Dana will publicly berate you. He will then begin to question the the validity of you're max on the bench, and say you only went to the friendlier less dictator like gym down the street because he didn't want you at his gym anymore.

If you're not ready for the UFC gym I would suggest trying out a smaller gym like Strikeforce. They have some good equipment just not nearly as much, but the fees are less, and the owner isn't such a dick. Also they let you work out at other gyms for as long as you want, even if they take the time to build a whole workout room around your specific needs.

I hope this clears up some of the questions you had. So to sum it all up, it looks like Chuck could use some fiber in his diet.
fftankr- January 25, 2010 at 11:51 am
is that last pic of the Iceman being the 1st on the throne in the all new UFC GYM BATHROOM?
shitbag- January 25, 2010 at 11:40 am
Now Don Zimmer has a place to train.

Boy oh boy, I can't wait to ask mom to take me there, I'm gonna be a UFC fighter and trane UFC! I never tap! Im gonna wear my cool Tapout shirt and sprawl shorts and train UFC all the time now!
T_Durden- January 25, 2010 at 11:34 am
Unleash the flood of 'Chuck needs some fiber in his diet' jokes.
(I think that's actually this machine called Biodensity or something. It measures maximum output on the leg press, bench press, and dead lift. Pretty cool stuff.)

Any word on the membership fees for the gym?

Now the same pack of douchebags will be seen together at the gym, then the local affliction t shirt dealer, and then their local watering hole on ufc ppv nights.

ACG8893- January 25, 2010 at 11:31 am
First bitches.