Not long ago, word emerged that Cardinals backup quarterback (and, until further notice, first-round bust) Matt Leinart had taken up mixed-martial arts training in order to, as FOX’s Jay Glazer put it, transform Leinart from a pretty boy into a killer.
So what happens when a guy who takes up MMA training already is a killer?
We’re about to find out.
Glazer tells us that 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is the latest NFL player to work with Glazer and Randy Couture in an effort to improve his football skills via the 21st century’s answer to boxing and pro wrestling.
Willis started the program in early July. And Glazer says that, though Willis entered and exited the program at the same 238 pounds, Willis has lost two belt notches in his midsection.
Willis likely will gain some of that weight back when he devours Steven Jackson.