Member Since: 6/23/09
Heartbroken Lee -JT42382 - Someone brought up a good point in another thread: "How proud can you really be of Dan when he spends most of his time training in the U.S. w/ American trainers? It's one thing to be a badass Brit who comes straight from a British camp, but when most of your skills are being honed by Americans, can you really be proud of that?
I can't find the other thread but wanted to know how you guys would respond to that criticism.
How I would respond to it is to tell you to get your fucking facts straight.
There is a video interview of Hardy on the front page of this thread. In it he is asked what he will do for training and whether he will spend a lot of time training in the US. He says, paraphrased, "I will spend 8 weeks in NOTTINGHAM, and my final 4 weeks in the US, but I will be bringing my camp with me".
So please don't try to claim that Hardy is only as good as he is because of American trainers. Yeah, he spends time with Bravo and sometimes Roach too. But in case you're not aware, fighters like to travel to other countries to get new training.
Fitch went to Thailand after the GSP fight - do you attribute his success to the Thais?
Rampage is in England, at Wolfslair. Ellenberger went to Wolfslair to train too. Nog trained with the Cuban national boxing team for a while. GSP has been to Brazil to sharpen his BJJ. So what?
Damn Lee, I use to think u were all right but can clearly see why so many people hate you now. U just can't have a regular discussion without resorting to name calling can you? Oh well, see ya