— JamesMay (@MarklarMay) April 1, 2017
Sometimes coaches, teammates and friends like to give riveting pep talks to their fighters before a big bout. Other times, it’s just a fat slap in the face.
UFC legend Brad Pickett can be seen giving his fighter a little affection, in the form of a few swift slaps to the face, before sending him into the cage.
Pickett recently retired from the sport, in hopes of further pursuing his other obligations in the industry. After losing to Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night 107, the MMA legend took off his gloves and officially announced his end as a fighter.