For several years, MMAGOLD, a squadron in search of prosperity in mixed martial arts, has captured the attention of scouts throughout the Northern California region, as well as offered glimpses of the MMA gleam on global platforms, such as Invicta Fighting Championships or Bellator MMA. MMAGOLD, still in its infancy, has morphed from an outsider to a contender. On a daily basis, Jim West, MMAGOLD’s head coach imparts principles to rally the team’s trajectory that are similar to those scribbled out by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outlier: The Story of Success (2008). Of course, the athletes must enter the cage and execute flawlessly to advance along in a game of inches, but West discussed the formula he and his coaching staff follow to produce winning results.
Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.
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