As much as I hate to admit it, I gotta agree with Alienspy to the extent that you can't help but hear Serra's instructions. Even JROck admitted that he heard everything Serra said during his fight.
Also though, I have to agree that most of these fighters are extremely inexperienced compared to previous seasons. I honestly don't believe that this season's fighters are as hungry as previous seasons. Those guys would've walked on hot coals to get to the training sessions. Then Hughes' team gets into the cage and freezes up or just doesn't listen. WTF? I'll go out on a limb and say that if circumstances had been different and Serra had been on Hughes' team during his season, while their egos may have clashed, Serra would've listened to Hughes more than this season does just becuase Serra was hungrier and more experienced.
Lastly, I'll even agree that Hughes does believe the fighters should be more like him. In his mind, I'm sure that he thinks, "I work my @ss off and I've won, defended, lost and reclaimed this title more than anyone else in this division. Why wouldn't they want to do the things that got me where I am?" Admittedly, Hughes/MFS's training ethic is probably just as grueling as boot camp and not for the fairweather MMA practitioner or the egotistical. These guys train hard to fight hard, and it's a pretty proven system. But when you come in with less then 10 pro fights and think that you know more than the tried & true coach with 48 pro fights, there's a problem.
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