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labria42011-02-12 03:16:04 +0000 #1
I was just watching Rob Emerson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC 103). During rounds 1 and 2 Anjos just destroys Emerson's leg with leg kicks. Between rounds 2 and 3 Rob's corner basically tells him to keep striking with this guy.

I thought to myself, "that's terrible advice." He has no power left in his punches and he's not mobile anymore because his leg is destroyed but his corner men are telling him to keep striking. Why wouldn't they offer some kind of ground advice or something, try to help him get the fight to a more advantageous position?

That brings me to my question, Who do you guys think are some of the best corner men in MMA right now? What guys watch the fight and are able to change the game plan, guys that help their fighter exploit something that the other fighter is doing. Too many times I've heard the same b.s. advice that Emerson's corner was telling him. "Double up on the straight right", even though he's getting murdered on the feet.
Ash2011-02-12 03:23:21 +0000 #2
I think Kurt Pellegrino is one of the very best cornermen, the way he coached Greg Soto over Nick Osipczak basically won him the fight. Matt Hume is really good too. A bit of trivia, him picking Rich off the floor after round 1 at UFC 77 was the reason there was a rule implemented disallowing that. If your guy can't stand on his own accord after the bell, he's done.

Worst, I'll go with Zack Light coaching Cheick Kongo. They can't get a guy for Cheick that speaks French? I think he has a French coach now, though.
E51502011-02-12 03:38:52 +0000 #3
I think if I was ever in a fight I would want Phil Baroni in my corner. There's only so much strategy you can talk in 30 seconds, but that dude will pump you right the **** up and get you going for the next round.
Ash2011-02-12 04:32:04 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by E5150

I think if I was ever in a fight I would want Phil Baroni in my corner. There's only so much strategy you can talk in 30 seconds, but that dude will pump you right the **** up and get you going for the next round.

Baroni's cornering of Coleman at UFC 93 is probably the most hilariously bad cornering job ever.

"This is a great ****ing fight man, you're winning this fight!"
E51502011-02-12 04:49:31 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Ash

Baroni's cornering of Coleman at UFC 93 is probably the most hilariously bad cornering job ever.

"This is a great ****ing fight man, you're winning this fight!"

That's exactly what i'm talking about. Mark ****ing Coleman stood in there for 14 and a half minutes with the current UFC champ and it was all because Phil Baroni was in his corner.
stupified2011-02-12 04:15:19 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by E5150

I think if I was ever in a fight I would want Phil Baroni in my corner. There's only so much strategy you can talk in 30 seconds, but that dude will pump you right the **** up and get you going for the next round.

Me too. The best cornerman (at least for me when I am fighting) say "look at him, you are going to beat the **** out of him this round, he is afraid of you, his legs are weak"

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