Damn, Carbon is the Korrect??? WTF? The man speaks true though...
I personally think it is a neat idea.
I dont like it that much. Its not a team sport but I guess neither is wrestling. The thing I like about having no teams is that I think it brings more diversity and better fighters. It would suck if you wanted to fight and were attached to a region. Maybe you wanna train with other fighters or trainers not on your team?
I think its best that there are camps (Lions Den, Top Team, Hammer House) that are independent of the fight organization.
I think the whole team thing is weird too...
Whats the point, its not a team sport. Its like team golf or team tennis. If its not a team sport, why use teams...
I get the whole marketing aspect... But still i think its stupid.
i have a beef with this. fighting sports are as much a team sport as something like rugby, except the rest of the team isnt in the ring with you. your team is your coach, your mate who spots you at the gym, the guys you spar with, and that dude who gives you a fucking hiding so you remember your place. every time someone from our gym has won a fight the first people they thank are the coach and their team because without that you aint ****.
I was wondering how that works. . . I haven't had a chance to see the IFL yet. If you're on Miletich's team, is that a figurehead thing, or do you actually commit to training at his gym in Iowa? If it's a "name only" thing, and they're not training together, then yeah, it's a joke to call them teams.
But if they train together, they're a team, period. If you then take it further and make each individual's score subordinate to the points won by the entire team at each event, then you have a real team sport.
Name only. Which is lame. Big big range in experiance too - guys like Travis Wulf have 50 fights and there's guys where this is their first mma fight.
What's really weird about the broadcast is they don't show the entire match. It's really jarring to come into a fight late in the third round.
Just read they're bumping it to 8 teams this fall.
Joining the current four teams will be Olympic wrestling silver medalist Matt Lindland's Wolf Pack, Canadian and former UFC champion Carlo's Newton's "Dragons," along with yet-to-be-named teams led by Japanese pro-wrestling legend Antonio Inoki and Hammer House, UFC, and PRIDE champion Mark Coleman.
Hmmm. Honestly, that makes a lot of the criticisms about this not being a team sport a lot more plausible. If you don't train together, regardless of the sport, how can you be a team?
I think the eventual plan is to have the teams actually train together. The first shows really just seemed like a test run.
Not seeing the whole match is deeply annoying. I hope when it gets off the ground they'll get longer shows.
He's right, it is weird. But the fights have been pretty good. In the end it's still just two guys fighting.
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