1. Greg Jackson, Jackson’s Submission Fighting
You saw it coming, didn’t you? I don’t blame you if you did.
Greg Jackson is arguably the most recognizable trainer in MMA right now and for good reason. He officially started coaching MMA in 2000, back where the UFC was still in the verge of bankruptcy. With his ever-growing list of trained fighters, you could rightly call his stable an empire right now.
Jackson calls himself a natural technician and isn’t shy about revealing the secret of his success.
“The world’s first mixed martial artist, even though it was a military mixed martial artist, “ he said. “That’s Genghis Khan.”
“From him I learned the organizational stuff: surround yourself with people smarter than you are.”
A highly-skilled martial artist himself, he tailors his training regimen into the specific needs of his fighters. He has helped turn countless fighters into legitimate contenders, among them Donald Cerrone, Cub Swanson, and Carlos Condit. He also trains one of MMA’s pound-for-pound best, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.
Take a look at the long list of fighters in Jackson’s gym and you can instantly discern they must be doing something right up there in Albuquerque.