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Jarrad Page Trying His Hand at MMA

It seems like NFL players taking part in MMA is the big thing this offseason, and one of the Pats is trying his hand in Los Angeles at training, that being Pats safety Jarrad Page.

“It’s really hard on you,” the Patriots safety said, “but you’re not saying, ‘I can’t do it.’ We make it through it. The more you do it, the easier it gets to make it through an uncomfortable situation.”

It’s been an offseason full of them.

Page is one of three NFL players using the lockout-induced break to train full-time in mixed martial arts at the Los Angeles-based MMA Athletics studio, joining Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis and New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush.

Under the watch of trainer Jay Glazer and UFC veteran Randy Couture, Page is morphing from mild-mannered player into something completely different.

“Jarrad is the nicest guy in the world, but when practice starts, he’s really starting to find that other person,” said Glazer, who doubles as an NFL reporter for Fox Sports. “We find their breaking point and push them past it. Jarrad Page is a beast now.”

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