From One Bad Coach to Another: Rampage's Coaching is Simply Horrid

Sterling SpiarsAnalyst IOctober 7, 2009

After a very bad stint as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season Seven, one would think that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson would stick to fighting.

This was not to be after Dana White convinced Rampage to coach another season to build up his heated rivalry with former light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans.

Rampage continued his bad coaching trends on the newest season by shouting out highly technical terminology such as "get up."

However, with the most recent episode of TUF 10, Rampage appeared to show more viable interest in the fight. He actually spouted off more than "punch him" or "get up."

He gave decent instructions to Demico Rogers as the fight progressed, telling him to move his arm that was waiting to be gobbled up as it lay on the mat as well as other sound advice.

It wasn't enough as the up-and-coming Brendan Schaub latched onto an anaconda choke and tapped Rogers out in the first round.

Now, I'm no fighter, or even a coach for that matter, but Rampage's lack of coaching ability shined after the doors swung open.

While Team Evans celebrated their fourth consecutive victory, the camera focused on Rogers lying in the center of the ring, alone like a man who was just rejected by his only love.

Nobody had even considered consoling the deflated Rogers until Rashad Evans and fellow coaches had noticed him lying alone.

How does that make a fighter feel?

As a professional athlete, nothing hurts more than a blemish on your record. It's inevitably going to happen and when it does, a fighter will always look towards his team for support, which is something that Rampage apparently has a tough time giving up.

As Team Evans consoled Rogers in the octagon, Rampage continued to dwell on the fact that Rogers was tapped out from an anaconda choke, surely making Rogers feel like a useless commodity on Team Rampage.

So I'll finish with this: coaching is more than just giving instructions while the sport carries on, it involves a personal relationship that keeps the athlete's ego down after a victory, as well as lifting them up after a crushing defeat.