Originally Posted by SimplyNate
I think you have to surround yourself with good guys to be successful. Your trainers are still there even when you are in the octagon shouting out advice.
I'd call it a team sport but that's just my opinion.
Im not saying your wrong, because there is definately a team component to the sport but if you consider mma a team sport then I think just about anything is a team sport. I cannot think of anything besides maybe running that doesnt require the help of others and even in running I am sure you have dudes you run with, a track team, a coach, probably at the highest levels trainers and stuff like that. So there is definately a team component to mma I just feel like when you actually have to do the sport yourself I just think it is an individual sport.
Either way, these guys just met each other (most of them) and were thrown onto teams and it isnt like they owe some huge amount of loyalty to the guys. Riddle was annoyed with May and thought Brown was a cool guy so he gave him a pointer, really didnt have an affect on the fight though because I dont think Brown threw a single leg kick and instead of kicking his leg, he kicked his face. I guess we will have to agree to disagree on the team sport thing, even though yeah to be successful you def. need good guys around you.