This week saw the first of the semi-final fights between Jesse Taylor and Tim Credeur. This week spent a lot of time showing scenes from the Ultimate Fighter house. Also, this week featured the coaches challenge. The challenge this year was a game of horse, but spelling “The Ultimate Fighter”. When the coaches talked about their basketball skills Ramapage reveals he stinks at basketball and Forrest reveals he played a little high school ball. I thought Rampage was just exaggerating, but…he wasn’t. Forrest killed him in the challenge and even ended it with a dunk. Who said white men can’t jump?
As I said there was a lot of scenes from the house including a scene of everyone getting wasted. Jesse Taylor drank way too much and proceeded to pee on himself a second time. This is my blog so I will state my opinion here (you can comment and argue with if you want). I think it is a shame that these guys portrat themselves like they do. You can think what you want about drinking, but I think that not only should TUF be looking for new talent, but also should strive to display to the viewers what mixed martial arts is all about. Every season has shown the same thing: drunkeness, drunkeness and more drunkeness. Frankly, it ticks me off a bit. People like Jesse Taylor should have been sober and preparing for a fight. They should have more respect for property. That $20,000+ of damage that they senselessly caused could have gone to pay fighters, or better yet could have gone to some people in need around the world. What a waste. I just think that many times what we see on TUF is not indiciative of how an MMA fighter should act. Mixed martial arts has enough critics and enough people against it. Mixed martial arts has enough stigma to it, and the fighters already are stereo-typed by many as brutes and violent people. I think the UFC and other MMA organizations need to do better emphasising character of fighers. I am all for second chances and realize people mess up sometimes. I also understand not everyone has the same ideas and standards that I have, however there needs to be some punishment for people who act out outside of the octagon. If I was in charge of UFC rosters thugs like Rob Emerson and Jon Koppenhaver wouldn’t fight in my organization, not because they cannot hack it in the octagon, but because they are poor representatives of the sport. For me, the one problem I have with watching MMA is the constant foul language from fighters and the emphasis on the party life. Go ahead disagree with me if you want, this is just my opinion. I love MMA and think that MMA fighters need more guys who are a postive example, a good role model, and someone that parents can feel confident letting their children look up to. MMA needs more Matt Hamills, Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierres, Anderson Silvas, Randy Coutures, Kenny Florians and Wanderlei Silvas and less Matt Serras and Tito Ortizs. One thing I really love about many of the true mixed martial artists, especially your Brazilian and Japanese fighters is their love for fighting, their respect for their opponent, and their incredible sportsmanship (even in defeat). To them they are not just fighting it is a sport to them. Okay, enough of my soapbox.
The fight was Jesse Taylor vs. Tim Credeur. I picked Tim to win this fight and picked him to be in the finals from the start. Round 1, Jesse took Tim down and laid on him while landing some hard shots. I gave the round 10-8 to Jesse Taylor. Round 2, was much of the same except Tim did a little better, trying for several submissions and staying in his butterfly guard. I gave that round 10-9 to Jesse. Round 3 was much of the same with Jesse winning it 10-9. I scored the fight 30-26 and two of the judges agreed. Jesse moves on to the finals.
Next week will show the fight between C.B. and Amir as well as a shocking moment, where it looks like someone kicks out a limo window and then is kicked out of the finale and out of the UFC. I don’t know who it would be, perhaps Jesse Taylor.
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