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Mir vs Nog Coaching styles

crazedwombat2010-05-15 23:33:08 +0000 #1
I was thinking last night since I couldn't sleep, on the different styles of coaching and how it will affect the fighters in the long run.

Nog coaching style:

Nog coaches like they're his family. He takes care of his fighters and gives them a very strong support structure. The good of this is that over time the bonds strengthen and there is more confidence and security in training and knowing your corner has your back to that much of a degree. The downside is, for TUF, there's isnt that much time to strengthen those bonds and just as they would start to develop, the teams will be split if Mir loses all his fighters and it would split 'the family' which will be a huge problem for Morale.

Mir coaching style:

Reminds me of high school wrestling. You're lifted up and trained and expected to hold your own. Stand on your own two feet and if you want something, ask for it. The good is that it keeps morale strong for the short term, there are no real bonds so that if fighters have to fight each other, it wont be a problem. Also, there's less control over Mir's fighters life. So it offers more freedom in daily life. The bad, no real bonds means, when cornered, you dont have complete faith in their instructions. You don't have the security feeling a tighter bond would have so it leaves the fighter with only what heart he has inside.

Having that support structure like Nog builds gives fighters more heart and higher morale. In the long term, Nog would probably produce better fighters over Mir's camp (provided each have their own camp). However, in terms of the shower, Mir's fighters will probably win the majority of the fights because his light, band aid, way of running his team works for short periods of time. However his fighters will break before Nog's would when put in a tight spot.

Nog builds loyalty and respect around his 'family' of fighters and they'll go through hell for him, but in the short term, it may cause problems on the show. If Mir's fighters lose, I'd imagine that the fighters who have lost will be put on the wayside a bit. While Nog's fighters who have lost will be trained and held as closely as the ones who havent lost.

These are just my thoughts last night.

Discuss.


dhk19802010-05-15 23:45:04 +0000 #2
i just love the way nog coaches. in one of the episodes i saw, the night before the fight of one of his fighters, nog and his fellow coaches came over to have dinner with the rest of the team to show support. also, in the last episode, nog showed how much he cared when he stepped in after he found out one of his fighters didn't get to sleep due to prank pulled on him. i haven't really watched any of the past TUF seasons, but has there ever been a coach who has stepped in like this? and the thing is with nog, everything he does has credibility and weight. the guy is the second greatest fighter of all time.
dhk19802010-05-16 00:14:26 +0000 #3
btw, do most of the guys on nog's team realize what a privilege it is to be coached by nog? i'm asking b/c i haven't watched every min of this season.
NoNickName2010-05-16 00:26:53 +0000 #4
On the coming over for dinner thing. The fighters on the season pointed out the fact that Mir and all his coaches are based in Vegas and have their families and lives that they have to take care of as well as coaching this season. Nog and his coaches on the other hand are based out of Florida I believe and don't really have anything going on other than TUF during the season so that's why they're always over the house.
dhk19802010-05-16 00:08:57 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by NoNickName

On the coming over for dinner thing. The fighters on the season pointed out the fact that Mir and all his coaches are based in Vegas and have their families and lives that they have to take care of as well as coaching this season. Nog and his coaches on the other hand are based out of Florida I believe and don't really have anything going on other than TUF during the season so that's why they're always over the house.

so how many coaches have done this in the past TUF's?
Ash2010-05-16 02:02:32 +0000 #6
I think BJ Penn did.

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