UFC Fighter Ryan spann Train at a gym owned by a former NBA star Deron Williams … and the light heavyweight candidate once sparred with Hooper-and his bat was kicked !!
“One day Delon rang my ass. I’m seriously dead. You can call him and ask,” Span said. TMZ sports..
environment? We talked to a 30-year-old 6’5 “, 205-pound fighter, just before he faced sixth-placed LHW. Anthony smith … and asked the 11th-place fighter if he had ever rolled with 6’3 “Williams at the Fortis MMA gym in Dallas.
“I was training for the fight, and the coach was like,” Delon, come in. ” And I already knew he had hooped, and I knew who he was, but I couldn’t go with him, “Ryan said. rice field. I was like, “Oh, like, I round off.” I knew very little that Delon was once wrestling. And he was about 230 at the time. “
For reference, Williams was a nifty wrestler when he was a kid. Delon was a state champion on the Texas Matte long before he starred in Illinois, was drafted on a third overall pick, and formed an All-NBA Team. He won the title as 8 and 12 years old (’93 & ’97).
So Ryan and the 3xNBA All-Star sparred. how was it?
“Deron was on top of me and I was having a hard time getting up, so the coach looked at me and said,” I’ve been working with him for the last few years. You’re going to take part in this round. I thought it was off?’”
Shockingly, on the surface, given that Span is one of the most dangerous men in the world … on the other hand, DW is certainly a good wrestler as a kid and generally good. He is an athlete, a basketball player, not a fighter.
Then it was a bit of a reward in the form of a knuckle sandwich.
“He caught me, but in the next round I hit him with my right hand. He hasn’t sparred me since.”
So will Delon, 37, who hasn’t played the ball professionally since he was at the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017, have a real fight?
Ryan says Delon fought once the Pro Bowl defensive lineman turned into a UFC fighter. Greg Hardy (We actually I told Delon about this 2018) … but unfortunately the scraps never came together.
But there’s one other guy Span believes Williams can fight (and get a little revenge on his fellow former NBA star, Nate Robinson) … Jake Paul..