Drozd (anonymous) 4 months ago
I keep thinking that Shamrock is the weakest link of these coaches. The way he talks sounds like he defines success based on the way people see him, because he isn't able to think of himself with confidence without it. I don't know much about the Bellator guy, but his confidence seems to be a little bit more genuine, though perhaps he's not as good as he thinks he is (I don't really know much about him). Based on what we're shown after the editing, Couture is the quietest and the most relaxed, and that speaks of real confidence, but I don't know how much he really cares about what he's doing, and I wonder if he is a good coach for personal and psychological guidance. Greg Jackson strikes me as the most knowledgeable all-around. I suspect he is the best coach for helping fighters mentally, as he is able to balance sensitivity and thoughtful reflection with straight criticism and a firm commitment to pushing fighters hard in training. Obviously Jackson is the most well known trainer, with the most proven track record, and seems likely to know how to let his assistant coaches and trainers who are better in different areas handle their areas of specialty. Obviously, Jackson isn't that popular among fans, but that's because the nature of mma is such that being good at winning is not the same as being good at being popular. Trainers can't really specialize in helping fighters to be popular, because that is one of the areas that each individual fighter differs the most in terms of potential, and ultimately doesn't actually have that much to do with learning how to fight effectively.