To start with I think the team event can work but needs to be marketed
I train at Renzo's and when his team fight I love it. I also like watching
Militech's guys fight because I have seen them before and enjoy their
fights. But I tuned in to Battleground last night and was bored, plain
and simple. The only good fight was the Russian guy because he had
real skill. The fights were average kickboxing then a takedown, crappy
ground and pound and then stood up. And once the fights begin i
don't care who the coaches are, i only care who the fighters are. I even
find myself forgetting who is on which team.
Comparing it to a UFC PPV or a Pride PPV is not possible, they are on a
different level of excitement. It's about matching up fighters for
compelling fights not teams, unless you can get people "emotionally
involved" with the team. With Renzo i am, so it works. Really works.
So battleground needs to focus more or getting to know the teams and
not just the coaches. What they do is build the coach and then
introduce the fighters before eah fight. They should build coaches and
teams at the same time (in a way that is interesting, at the moment it is
not). Also they should focus on the region each team comes from and
It can be done but i think they need a change of style.