Might be a stupid question, but how do they train and gameplan against each other in the same place, under the same coaches?
I was gonna ask the same thing. What are they gonna do, have different times they can be at the gym? Be pretty awkward for the coaches to say the least.
Not to mention the coaches have to make a tough decision in the end and choose one fighter who they are cornering during the fight.
I can see one of them heading to Tristar with some of the coaches. A gym like Jackson's definitely has more than 2-3 coaches in every discipline, considering how many top level fighters they have training there.
Plus, each fighter does some training outside of that gym anyway: BJJ at Gracie's, Muay Thai with Phill Nurse, boxing with Freddie and so on.
The interesting part would be with game planning. I don't tink Greg Jackson would make a plan for Evans and then make one for Jones - that would be extremelly silly.
But, considering how good they know each other, after training on a daily basis together, they pretty much know what to expect from the other guy.
Only thing is: in this aspect though, Rashad is way behind, because his style is pretty much the same every time. You kinda expect the things he is doing.
But Jones can pull out some crazy moves out of nowhere and is way more creative when it comes to doing stuff you wouldn't expect in the ring.
Rashad can't train for that no matter how much he tries.
I am curious on how the situation evolves ...