I’ve got a piece up over at MMA Madness ranking the top 5 American MMA teams or camps. It was really hard trying to piece together a decent set of criteria for evaluation. It was even harder applying that to the teams. For example, unlike a professional sport where the team – from the trainer, to the coaching staff, to the players themselves – are organized in structure in almost identical fashion across all the teams, MMA teams are much more loosely organized. As such, direct comparisons become difficult.
But I gave it a good try. Notable quote (registration required):
Camp: (n) – a group of troops, workers, etc., camping and moving together
One of the most interesting developments in the sport of mixed martial arts has been the creation and development of “teams” or “camps.” In virtually every state (and almost every corner of the globe), groups of fighters have banded together to train and coach one another.
These teams have many vital functions. A successful MMA team can be a way to recruit interested fighters or promote existing members. Fighters can also benefit from training with one another and learning each other’s strategies.
Let me know how dumb or smart I am.
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