American Top Team= Overrated?

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  1. twein

    twein Yellow Belt

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    Don't get me wrong, this gym has produced a ton of talent in the UFC and elsewhere as well, but at the same time I feel it gets so much praise despite never producing a UFC champion or even a contender for one. I may be over critical, but every time a fighter signs there, it is considered this great move for their career despite the fact that gym has never had a fighter advance that high in the ranks.

    Not every gym can be like Jackson's with potential champions signing at the door left and right but i look at a gym like Serra-Longo that has produced two UFC champions and is rarely mention as a quality place to train.


    Thoughts?
     
  2. ianpomfret

    ianpomfret Orange Belt

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    Alvez is with top team and he was a contender
     
  3. Cam Zink

    Cam Zink Disorderly Conduct Yellow Card

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    Fixed.

    /thread.
     
  4. NoBiasJustMMA

    NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    Matt Brown was the FW champion in WEC. ATT may be a bit overrated but Thiago Alves fought for the title and so has Bigfoot so you're wrong on them not producing contenders. Lawler is looking better than ever now that he is at ATT and isn't too far away from a title shot. Thiago Silva is another top 10 guy they produced.

    Lombard is also with ATT and was a title contender and may become one again at WW.
     
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  6. maksy

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    Good post TS... ATT is a very overrated camp and If guys like Tibau,Alves,Pickett and Brown train at other gyms they would be better fighters and more prepared
     
  7. jimbob27

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    Well Mike Brown and Brian Bowles trained there and won championships in the WEC.

    I guess they're so highly regarded because they've produced a huge number of top level fighters. Maybe no UFC champions yet, but with the amount of decent guys they produce its probably only a matter of time.

    It's possible they go a little easier on their fighters than other high ranking teams. It'd make sense business wise as you wouldn't put off lower level guys who want to train... but at the same time it means you won't squeeze the full potential out of the guys who might be champion material.
     
  8. ianpomfret

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    Oh Gawd ( Big Sean voice) lol. But no this is correct right here.
     
  9. ianpomfret

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    There is sarcasm in this post right... please say it just wasn't me putting the sarcasm in there on my own
     
  10. JD Harmeyer

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    What???
    Mike Thomas Brown - WEC Champion
    Jorge Masividal - Challenged for the Strikeforce Title
    Din Thomas - Early UFC LW contender
    Poirier - Current 145 contender
    Thiago Alves - challenged for the Title
    Woodley - Fought for the strikeforce championship
    Lombard - Bellator Champion
    Kang - Pride GP runner up
    Glover - LHW Title Contender
    Monson - HW UFC Title challenger
    Bigfoot Silva - HW Title challenger/Elite XC Champion
    Mark Hunt - K-1 Champion


    Yeah. ATT sucks. No challengers, champions or anything training there.... And that's a short list. I could have went on for about two days of the quality fighters from ATT. Not to forget Lawler and Eddie
     
  11. Darth Shlong

    Darth Shlong District World Champion

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    The boxing is so so
     
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    EvoTheGamer Banned Banned

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    Of all the overrated gyms, you pick ATT? WTF?
     
  13. trane

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    Based on what exactly?
     
  14. MikeLovesTacosX

    MikeLovesTacosX @mikelovestacosx

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    ATT has produced a lot of great fighters.

    If you actually took the time to look at the fighters from their camp that have gone on to be champions/title challengers, you would realize that.
     
  15. RawDawgBob

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    So you're saying they should be called "American close to the top team"? "American top 100 team"
     
  16. VeeEight

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    american middle team?
     
  17. sprucelees

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    ATT is not doing too hot lately but they have had some pretty good guys before
     
  18. MolesyMMA

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    They used to be rated really highly and talked about a lot nowadays not so much, I don't think they're overrated.

    They have

    Glover Texixeira (trained there his last fight)
    Dustin Poirier
    Daniel Straus
    Robbie Lawler
    Thiago Alves
    Nik Lentz
    Justin Scoggins
    Attila vegh
    Hector Lombard
    Brad Pickett
    Mirsad Bektic
    Sirwan Kakai
    Gleison Tibau
    Jorge Masvidal
    Jessica Aguilar
    Tecia Torres
    Nick Newell
    Will Brooks
    Bubba Jenkins
    Ediene Gomes
     
  19. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    ATT is actually on a bit of an upswing with guys like Lawler, Poirier, High, and Lentz looking very impressive since making the move to Coconut Creek.
     

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