Coaches assume different roles and varying levels of importance in every single sport.
In the NFL, the tactical brilliance of coaches like Bill Parcells and Bill Walsh will live on for generations as people who completely changed the nature of the game. In MLB, managers are there to motivate players, but generally have little influence over the game itself—and even less over things like roster decisions.
When it comes to MMA, we see cornermen assume a comparably broad degree of relevance when it comes to influencing and motivating their charges.
Regardless of what role the cornermen play for any given fighter, though, there will always be Scottie Bowmans, and there will always be Bobby Valentines.
So what makes a cornerman fall into one category and not the other? What are the key differences between a good coach in MMA and a bad one?
Find out here!