I dunno for some odd reason I actually enjoyed the fight even though I lost a big bet like 95% of the people. I think it's because Rashad went out of his comfort zone and decided to take Lil Nog head on in his own game. But I also think it was a bit of false confidence built up by training with Vitor, Tyrone and Alistair. If you notice the camp doesn't really have any wrestlers like the way Death Clutch or Xtreme Couture was. Its a predominately striking club so it really resonated with all the Blackzillian fights. It's also quite apparent that they don't have a game planner in place. I mean just look at their instructors. Good to run a gym, but not to corner for world class fights in the UFC.
Fabio Mello is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt and MMA veteran of both Pride FC and Bellator (teaches BJJ and no gi Jiu Jitsu).
Marcus Aurélio is a 4th degree blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA veteran of both Pride FC and the UFC (teaches professional and beginning MMA).
Mike “Bonesaw” Hyman spent his MMA career fighting out of American Top Team (Personal Trainer, General Manager of Imperial Athletics, kids programs, and leads the amateur MMA team).
Lots of talent, but no direction. Kinda like the Lakers this season. Phil Jackson...where you at. Bring Phil Jackson (not Greg Jackson) to MMA and I guarantee it will translate to some wins. Point is they need someone who sees this shit on a peripheral view.
I don't think Javier is that good, but I give props to Dave Camarillo.
Mike Van Arsdale
Lance Gibson (Rampage won under his tutelage)
Entire Wolfslair camp
Anderson Silva (yep...he's too good of a fighter...so he has a hard time understanding why his pupils aren't able to execute. Just watch him cornering fights and you'll see how frustrated he gets. There's only one other athlete like this and that's Michael Jordan. Same issue with the Washington Wizards. He got so fed up he decided to join the team. Not necessarily a bad thing...they're just too good so they have to "dumb down" their coaching level so their pupils can understand or comprehend it. Also there tends to be added pressure having him as your cornerman because of high expectations.
Training in the gym is a whole different ball game. Anderson, Michael Jordan would be dream coaches.
If I had to pick one team it probably would be Blackhouse due to my favorite fighters being there, but Tri-Star cuz they all seem like family. They're training is far beyond most camps and you don't hear anything about dissension, egos, issues like that.
So yah Blackzillians...pay attention to this list.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.