November 8, 2011 |
When the offseason hits, many baseball players concentrate on recharging. Reed Johnson, on the other hand, puts the batting gloves away and puts on another type of gloves. Living in Las Vegas is the best of both worlds for the former Cub who recently became a free agent. During the winter, Johnson engages in MMA training with many UFC fighters. Forrest Griffin, Frank Trigg and Frank Mir all have showed Johnson what it takes to enter the Octagon. Johnson talked with Redeye about how he was introduced to mixed martial arts and how it gives him an edge on the diamond.