Shaquille Oneal explained his success with the hobby of MMA

four-time champion of the National basketball Association (NBA) Shaquille O’neal explained his success with classes in mixed martial arts (MMA). It is reported by ESPN.

“it Turned out basketball game is somewhat similar to the struggle. And when I started training in MMA under the guidance of John Burke, I got in the best shape in my life. It was the year 2000. And winning victories, dominated,” said 48-year-old former basketball player.

According to O’neill, training in MMA helped him win the NBA Championships. In addition, basketball became a fan of MMA and has repeatedly called for the tournaments of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). According to the American MMA fighters — the best athletes of the world.

O’neill — four-time NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006), 15-multiple NBA all-stars NBA world champion (1994) and winner of gold of Olympic games in 1996. In September 2016, O’neill entered to the basketball Hall of fame.