Thousands of fans packed into Madison Square Garden last night for an unforgettablefight card, with millions more watching on television. Like so many other memorable fights in the iconic arena, there was nonstop entertainment, controlled violence and even a bit of controversy following the main event. Nate Diaz suffered defeat to Jorge Masvidal when the doctors could not stop the bleeding on Diaz’s head.

For those who were rooting for Diaz and felt inspired by the physical and athletic prowess on display from the event’s fighters, there is good news that may serve as an assuaging consolation to the disappointment from last night’s result. The popular UFC GYM announced a new partnership with NormaTec in order to provide premier recovery technology to gym members, according to a press release from last week, which notes:

UFC GYM®, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the regimens of UFC® athletes, is excited to announce its partnership with NormaTec, the industry leader in compression recovery technology. By adding NormaTec’s PULSE 2.0 Series Recovery Systems, UFC GYM is expanding its world-class training resources, and furthering its mission to bring world-class training to more athletes. NormaTec’s technology will be made accessible in select UFC GYM locations throughout the world that offer recovery facilities.

The NormaTec partnership offers UFC GYM members access to their recovery systems on-site. NormaTec’s technology will be implemented as part of UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® philosophy, designed for people of all ages to meet fitness goals quickly in a supportive, motivational, community-based gym that incorporates various martial arts disciplines with state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch coaching.

“A critical piece to any successful fitness program is recovery. UFC GYM is excited to provide access to the same recovery benefits enjoyed by professional athletes by bringing NormaTec to our clubs,” said Adam Sedlack, President of UFC GYM. “We strive to empower members to achieve their fitness goals and to support our rapidly growing franchise community through access to the best tools on the market. We’re proud to further that mission with NormaTec.”

NormaTec Recovery Systems are currently used by 97% of pro teams in the US, as well as elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts across a broad range of sports. The PULSE 2.0 Series uses compressed air to massage limbs, mobilize fluid, and increase circulation, helping athletes recover after workouts and reduce pain and soreness. The systems are also used as a high-tech warm up.

As all the fighters who competed in Madison Square Garden yesterday will surely attest this morning – reminded by the soreness and bruises they felt up on waking up – recovery is essential for achieving optimal results and sustaining success in elite physical competition.

To read the full press release, click here.