Ignorant statement of the day goes to.... YOU!
So, it's about his CAREER and not his TEAM? Right, so when I wake up each and everyday, my BJJ isn't better, nor is my striking or wrestling. I go to the gym, and my TEAM helps me improve. Last time I checked Dodson is there to IMPROVE HIS CAREER, just like you said. However, if it weren't for his team....?
I think you misunderstood what I said. Dodson is still getting the training in with his team, but them not advancing in the tournament doesn't effect him. He probably won't even train with half of them once he leaves the house.
What I mean is, if he is going to be all "TEAM YEAH!! LETS PRANK!! YEAH OUR FIGHTER WON!!" it won't improve his training either way. Whether his team mates win or lose, he's still going to be training with them, and I doubt they are going to be like "YOU ARE FORBIDDEN TO TRAIN AND LEARN SINCE YOU'RE NOT SUPPORTIVE".
In the long run, it's about your career, not your "TUF team advancing". Obviously where you train and who you train with matters in the long run, and training with your team in the house is clearly beneficial.
I'll end my post with this, if I got eliminated in the first round, but then a team mate of mine who I wasn't friends with went on to win the tournament, I wouldn't be all that excited because my team won. Sure, I'd be happy for him because he probably earned it, but my reasons for going on the show would be to further my career and use my earnings to help support my family and give them a better life. I'll use the training with my team to better myself, but them advancing wouldn't effect me in the long run considering they'll stay on the show and continue to help train whether they win or lose. I'll help them train and do my best to help them advance, but I wouldn't be broken hearted if they didn't.
If it were my home gym, I'd feel differently because I'd probably be close to them. I'd be very sad if a friend lost.