Actor Devon Sawa on MMA: “The More I Train, The More I Appreciate How Good These Guys Are”
By FCF Staff
Actor Devon Sawa is a big, big fan of the UFC and MMA, and the 36 year-old credits the training he’s done, as to why he admires the sport as much as he does.
Sawa, who has appeared in films like “Little Giants” and “Final Destination”, and more recently the “Nikita” series, recently spoke with UFC.com. While discussing his love for mixed-martial-arts, Sawa said the following:
“There are a few things that draw me to MMA,” Sawa said. “There are the storylines because the UFC has mastered building fights and promoting them by telling a story. There is also the fact that I train a bit. I’m more of a hobby trainer with jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and boxing, and the more I train, the more I appreciate how good these guys are and how things come together inside the Octagon….
“When two fighters are working up against the cage, most people think it’s boring because they’ve never felt what that’s like. I know what it feels like and also know I could never do it. I could never sit there for two or three rounds against the cage like they do. Or when the fight goes to the ground and the guy on top is working for position or posturing up; I now understand why he’s doing that because I train.”
The Canadian also relayed in the story that he began training in boxing when he was 25 years old, after he had elected to take a break from acting.
The UFC’s next event takes place on September 5th. UFC 191 will be headlined by a flyweight fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.