How do the world's top vert skateboarders stay in shape for the grueling jam sessions they must endure at major competitions?
For perennial X Games star Pierre-Luc Gagnon, mixed martial arts training is playing an increasingly important role in conditioning.
The video shows PLG explaining his craft, and how MMA helps him perform at a top level, at the Tiger Muay Thai facility in Phuket, Thailand. The interview was after he edged Bob Burnquist to claim a gold medal on the mini-megaramp at X Games Asia. It's a bit long, but PLG fans won't mind: