Jamal Murray is having enjoyable on the mats along with his return to the hardwood nonetheless weeks away.
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has struck up a friendship with Murray, a basketball star who gained the 2023 NBA title with the Denver Nuggets this previous June, and he lately shared a YouTube video of the 2 of them grappling collectively.
Watch their coaching right here:
The video reveals Volkanovski evenly sparring with Murray after which welcoming a problem from the Canadian athlete, who desires to see if he can final a minute grappling with Volkanovski with out being submitted.
They correctly put a no leglock rule in place after which they’re off. Murray really does a superb job of holding onto high place at first, which maybe shouldn’t be that stunning on condition that at 6-foot-4 tall, he towers over Volkanovski, and is listed at a strong 215 kilos. Close to the tip of the problem, Volkanovski nearly takes Murray’s again earlier than as a substitute moving into place for a guillotine simply because the buzzer sounds.
Volkanovski says Murray is stronger than he seems, then proceeds to outwork him and submit him in an extended grappling session, regardless of Murray’s makes an attempt to channel “The Black Beast.”
“I’m Derrick Lewis,” Murray stated. “Simply stand up!”
The video ends with just a few of Volkanovski’s basketball lowlights, reminding us that simply because these two are one of the best on this planet at what they do, it doesn’t imply can do all of it.