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

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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.


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


Check out the video to see how Hendricks does in his first ever

Spartan Race, and be sure to keep it locked on for

more glimpses at life outside the Octagon for some of your favorite

UFC stars.