3/24/2008 4:12am, #11Originally Posted by Tom KaganCuriosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
3/24/2008 4:23am, #12Originally Posted by Cracky
3/24/2008 4:23am, #13Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
And I've got my answer.
3/24/2008 2:27pm, #14
Ok...but seriously, if you couldn't figure it out on your own...WTF, man?
3/24/2008 2:37pm, #15Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
BTW I know for a fact those records are not correct.
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3/24/2008 2:58pm, #16
Using western boxing as an example, Freddie Roach was a decent journeyman fighter and a hell of a trainer.
3/24/2008 3:20pm, #17Originally Posted by Brandon
3/24/2008 6:43pm, #18
If the guy is just starting as a coach, then you can't judge him by his students.
In that case, it depends not just on his win-loss ratio, but the total number of fights and at what level.
In such a case, If I wanted to learn how to box, I'd have no qualms about being coached by some grizzled dude with a 35-65 professional record. A lot of those 65 fights might have been against people who went on to be serious title contenders, or happened after an injury, or as age started to get the better of him.
In fact, he'd probably have more to teach me than a 22 year old who'd only had 4 amateur fights and won all of them.!!RENT SPACE HERE FOR 10 VBUCKS PER LINE PER MONTH!!
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3/24/2008 10:45pm, #19
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It's a good question. I think in the absence of strong evidence to the contrary, such as producing a string of great fighters, excellent industry contacts, etc. most people here would be very wary of a coach with a poor fighting record.
Hell, how many people alone shouted they'd never train at Scarola BJJ after Joey's showing on TUF? "What could this guy teach me?!" And that was after he was vouched for as an excellent instructor by no less than Matt Sera.
Until you've built up some rep, your fight record's pretty much your resume as far as coaching is concerned. The question as to whether that's a good indicator to use is a good one.
I think the one thing we can agree on is that a poor fight record is better than a nonexistent one.
Originally Posted by Airman Kai
3/24/2008 10:58pm, #20Originally Posted by AK