The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 5: The streak ends

What we learned this week: – My cable company doesn’t have The Ultimate Fighter on demand. I had to wait to catch the Sunday rerun. – Some guy from American Top Team is really good at climbing ropes. – American Top Team finally picks Hayder Hassan to fight. They don’t mention the hand injury ruled him out of the last four. – The Blackzilians pick Andrews Nakahara, who claims a world championship in Kyokushin karate. He is seen training on a beach. Then a 250-pound guy comes up to kick sand in his face, and Nakahara signs up for a Charles Atlas … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 5: The streak ends

The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 3: Please, please throw a punch

A few observations on this week’s episode of the biggest fight series in South Florida since Kimbo beat Afropuff and Big Mac on the same day in the boat yard. – The new theme song is as lame as it gets. The credits tell us nothing. No idea why they did this. – Is American Top Team saving its best fighters for when the point values increase? But then the best fighters don’t get to fight twice. Are they just not that good? – Was Valdir “Baby Monster” Araujo motivated by ATT’s Michael Graves stealing his wine? – Does the … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 3: Please, please throw a punch

The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 2: Psych!

Coincidentally, after the Jon Jones news, I found this fun recap from Jones’ stint on TUF. Back to this year: Hey, we have a new theme song! It’s … short. It tells us nothing. The Blackzilians won the first fight. sending top prospect Kamaru Usman against the underconfident Michael Graves. Back in the house, seven hours after the fight (guess they’re fighting in the early afternoon), Graves is beating himself up worse than Usman did. His American Top Team-mates try to build him back up but sound frustrated with the process. Hayder Hassan, the one last seen yelling at Usman … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 2: Psych!