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Does any top fighter not belong to a team? An independent?

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  1. OrigFan255 Black Belt

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    I know most fighters do belong to a team and follow that teams trainers and philosophy of the game BUT,
    I wonder if there are any fighters out there that chose to not stay in one gym and would rather bounce around and cosume the most knowledge they can, from various sources.

    I am not sure if teams would shun a fighter that wanted to train in such a manner.... I know that gyms and trainers love the accolades that come with being responsible for training champions and being a journeyman would make that part difficult. (Ex: Dillashaw, Bang, Alpha Male)

    I don't doubt that plenty of rookies may train in such a manner but I wanna know if there are any successful, top guys who may train this way?
     
  2. Drake Guest

    I remember that one guy that was on TUF who only trained with his dad, lol.
     
  3. LilNubi Brown Belt

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    I think Clay Guida bounces around. Was Jackson/Wink but I think he's dabbled with TAM and others.
     
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    Conor trains with TTB often...

    #TeamTouchButt
     
  5. kimchi dog taco Banned Banned

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    Roy Nelson trains in his garage

    Overeem trains at Jackson's but he brings all his own people in
     
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    Sage does it, earns double the money Dillashaw does.
     
  9. tdavis925 Orange Belt

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    More fighters than you think. Most that aren't at the tippy-top don't train full time at a major camp, they train on their own then go to a major camp to prep for a fight.

    Taking Cody Pfister for example, he trains out of some random gym in Texas but does his camps at the MMA Lab, to my knowledge. Places like AKA where the fighters are dedicated to the gym are the exception, not the rule.

    On a similar note, I'm pretty sure Maia has always run his own camps, I don't remember him training out of anyone's gym for an extended period. Pretty sure he brings all of his training partners and stuff to him.
     
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    I think Tony Ferguson puts his own camps together.
     
  13. Dublin Dont fear me

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    lmao what season was that? That guy sounds epic
     
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    Mir was that way for a while. He would hire a guy here and there to come train with him.
     
  16. Drake Guest

    Shit...I want to say 15...haha. I'm not sure though. He lost the first fight :D
     
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    I'm not sure if I'm understanding properly.

    But Joanna certainly doesn't have any famous gym mates that I know of.
     
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    That reminds of something out of American Idol or something lol. I'll try to find it thanks!
     
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  20. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    This. He is independent
     

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