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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.