Johny Hendricks vs. The Spartan Race

How does surging UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks kick back on
the weekends just before starting the most important training camp
of his career?

By running a
Spartan Race.

Billed as “the world’s leading obstacle race
series,” Spartan Races combine distance runs with various
obstacles, testing a competitor’s heart, endurance, and
determination, plus their willingness to get dirty, and in
Hendricks’ case, combat his fear of heights.

UFC
Ultimate Insider
tags along with “Bigg Rigg” and
UFC lightweight Jamie Varner as they compete against themselves,
each other, and the Spartan Race course in Burnet, Texas. For the
pair of UFC contenders, it’s a break from the usual training
routine they go through day in and day out, and an opportunity to
“have fun and compete and not get hit” as Varner puts
it.

Check out the video to see how Hendricks does in his first ever
Spartan Race, and be sure to keep it locked on FoxSports.com for
more glimpses at life outside the Octagon for some of your favorite
UFC stars.