I don't mind the team concept nearly as much as other people on this forum.
I also have always known MMA as a team sport in terms of training partners helping prepare for respective fights, helping each other in need, living with one another... etc...
That is something I have seen since I got into the sport. MFS guys were always refering to each other as teammates, and they really meant it. You could tell how close they all were and are. And that is something that I have always respected and admired.
That being said.... Even if you don't like the IFL's team concept, at the end of the day it is still 5 single fights, between 10 different fighters. MMA is MMA, and I love it no matter what. Love seeing exciting fights, and love knowing that an organization takes care of fighters.
Fuck, pretend like they aren't on teams if it bugs people that much. Just watch the fights.