I don’t know a lot of the MMA guys you people are throwing out, but I do have a problem with Ross Enamait and Pavel being tossed out there.
Ross is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but if you want to put him anywhere near the Freddie Roach’s, Nazim Richardson’s, or Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s of the world, you need to get off the acid.
And Pavel - who the fuck has he trained? Ever? “Secret Soviet Commandos” aren’t counted, either.
And Mike Mahler? Again, I love his shit, but he’s never trained anyone I’ve ever heard of.
I think you guys seriously need to at least reevaluate the title of this thread. It should be “People I think are cool who claim to train fighters but we never seen them in anybody’s corner”.
Don’t know if you’re directing that statement at me Irish, but the title is 10 best trainers for “combat sports”, which isn’t necessarily limited to MMA.
Several of the ones that I mentioned have trained champion boxers, kickboxers, karate fighters, wrestlers, submission grapplers and several were champions themselves.
No no, I assumed the people you were naming were real trainers. I was more referring to the people who tend to call themselves “combat trainers” or some shit when they’ve never actually trained a fighter. Especially when he’s comparing them to the likes of the Manny Stewards of the world, feel me?[/quote]
Yeah, I hear you. I wouldn’t put anyone (well, maybe Rooney would be on a list of combat sports trainers, but not in the top 10) in the OP’s list in the top ten combat sports trainers.
He seems to be talking about from a purely conditioning standpoint though. In which case my list would change, but still wouldn’t include most (if any) of the OP’s guys.