Yep, you heard it here first, or maybe second, who knows, but I definitely wrote in the most entertaining way.
Sargus is the cofounder of Philadelphia-
I know what you’re all saying, “shut the hell up Rodney and just tell us who he’s cornering for.” Ok, I hear your cry. The evening will kick off with undefeated MMA fighter, Johnson Jajoute, as he battles Jared Gordon in Atlantic City at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Try saying that five times fast. Next on the menu for the evening, a little boxing at Boardwalk Hall, as “King” Gabriel Rosado takes on Peter Quillin for the WBO Middleweight World Championship.
Headlining the Rosado fight, “The Executioner”
This kind of craziness is just what makes Sargus, in my verbose opinion, The Rain Man of fighting. His skillset to corner two high-level fights of different disciplines in one evening escapes rational thought. It’s like Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, or Roy Jones Jr. They were all around athletes on such a level that mere mortals really couldn’t understand the level of dedication it took to generate such output.
That’s the level I put Sargus on. It might seem a bit over the top, but it’s not.
If there is one rockstar coach that I’ve come across in my years in the fight game that really changes the dynamic of what a coach can be and accomplish, it’s Sargus. He’s got something that I haven’t seen before, and that’s an extremely analytical approach to fighting and strength training, as well as a scary good eye for fighting dynamics.
I know it sounds weird people, an editor writing about a coach. “Why aren’t you talking about the fighters!? What’s the spread? I wanna hear predictions!”
Well folks, the glory that all those fighters receive doesn’t just fall out of the sky. Greatness, especially in fighting, doesn’t just come from a talented fighter; it comes from a more talented coach, mentor and overall manager. So while you’re sitting there wondering if you’re going to see a knockout, remember that without direction, we’re all lost anyway. We’re a symphony without a song, a team without a formation, a ship without a captain; destined for failure, to crumble beneath all of our wasted talents.
Needless to say, the fights are always exciting to watch, but just this time, do a little cheering for the coach. He’s quietly making history, in a brazen kind of way.