Tim Tebow doing MMA training at Gracie Academy
Tim Tebow is the latest football player to take up MMA training.
According to TMZ, the Jets quarterback recently began Jiu-Jitsu training with the legendary Gracie family at their new academy in Beverly Hills, Ca. The academy opened in June and is its second one in Southern California (the headquarters in Torrance opened in 1989).
Tebow apparently trained with UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and two of the Gracies — Ryron and Ralek. Ryron even complimented Tebow, telling him on Twitter “your athleticism/intelligence makes teaching Jiu jitsu even easier!”
Let’s just hope MMA training does more for Tebow than it did for Matt Leinart.