(Jon Jones & Glen Davis photo courtesy of ericdwheeler)
It was September 2009 and John Allan had just seen the future. Allan, the head trainer and owner of the Wai Kru gym in Allston, MA (home gym of John ‘Doomsday’ Howard), had a newcomer visit his establishment - a very big, very athletic newcomer. This newbie was 6’9” and weighed around 300 pounds, but was incredible agile and nimble with great natural instincts. Best of all, he was only 23-years-old.
Only one problem – this mountain of a man had a full-time job that was going to interfere with him becoming a MMA star – he played for the Boston Celtics.