We’ve seen a bunch of decisions so far this season, two of them questionable. And we’re promised more controversy tonight. It’ll be hard to top tonight’s Bellator card on that front. Yeesh. Roy Nelson’s team has control again. And again, he does it randomly, this time using the “Pick a number between 1 and 20” philosophy. The winner is Nelson’s top pick, Dom waters. But Waters wants Nelson to pick his opponent. Nelson doesn’t wanna. So Waters passes, and Michael Hill gets it. And that’s how Michael Hill won the “Please Let Someone Beat The Crap Out of Matt Secor” … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter, Episode 7: The worst fight in TUF history?
General impressions here: – This is not a bad season at all. – Still not buying Higher Ground as the theme song. – They’re going out of their way to make Roy Nelson look bad. Have we even met his assistant coaches? There’s allegedly a guy named Jon on this show. Anyone remember him? Just saw him in the opening credits. Show starts with Dana White coming in to tell Nic Herron-Webb that he won the second round and got (bleep) out of a third round. Roy Nelson, though, goes off on things Nic could’ve done better. He enlists jiu-jitsu … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter 16, Episode 6: Again, the dubious 10-8 round
The recap of previous episodes reminds us that Nic Herron-Webb was kind of a jerk in the house. Really, you don’t mess with your housemates’ sleep. Mike Ricci in particular took offense. Back in the house, Matt Secor decides to rub Julian Lane’s nose in his loss. Lane rolls with it for a bit but finally snaps, smashing a bottle and trying to get Secor to hit him. Lane’s teammates come in and calm him. Igor Araujo tells Secor to dial it down, which Secor doesn’t want to hear. Classic bully pretending he hasn’t done anything wrong. Nelson’s team is … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter 16, Episode 5: Lowering the bar on the 10-8 round
The title is “We Have Control,” which brings this to mind (1:45 mark): The ratings really should be higher for this season. Things we see in this episode that we’ve never seen before: A mattress floating (on floaties) in the pool. A witty response to why someone walked at 3 months. An inset video of a coach giving a full-fledged jiu-jitsu lesson in the middle of a fight. Some disturbing personal details about pre-fight routines. Here’s how it goes. Cameron Diffley apologizes for giving up control with his loss to Neil Magny. Everyone on Team Nelson realizes he could be … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter, Season 16, Episode 3: The unexpected
The Ultimate Fighter Friday: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Yes We’re Still on Fridays on FX But No We’re Not Live Any More debuts on … well, Friday. Sixteen things you might not know about the cast of the show’s 16th domestic season (not counting TUF Brazil or the new international seasons in various stages of planning/production — UK vs. Australia, India): 1. Two fighters have big red or pink Mohawks. (Julian Lane, Ricky Legere Jr.) 2. Fighters include one from North Dakota (Leo Kuntz) and one from South Dakota (David Michaud). Michaud is representing his reservation, as this remarkable video … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter 16: 16 random facts about the show