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“I pound in to my fighters, you are half as important as the person buying the ticket, because if nobody buys a ticket, no promoter will pick you up. So my fighters are either humble, or I take them out behind the shop and humble them.” — Randy Rouse
Randy Rouse is not one to brag about himself. As a trainer, he is the first to accept blame in defeat, but point the finger at the fighter in success. He is much more comfortable discussing the accomplishments of his fighters than he is discussing himself. His selflessness and dedication to fighters are a throwback to what made this sport so great, and a contrast to the business mindedness of the sport today. The primary objective for Rouse is to see his fighters succeed regardless of if they do it with him or a different trainer.
He has participated in boxing, kickboxing and several other martial arts in one respect or another. As an authority on the subject, Rouse gives an honest perspective on how the major martial arts match up against each other.