Ok guys – so here is the deal. I know I said I was going to create a separate blog for UFC, but I realized that I don’t want to write an entire blog about UFC stuff. I just want to recap The Ultimate Fighter. It’s only once a week and there aren’t that many episodes left so it doesn’t really need it’s own blog. And who knows, you may start to like it!
The show starts and Koscheck is sad because his team sucks.
We go straight into the fight announcement: Mohawk vs Sako.
No one thinks Mohawk stands a chance. Dana says GSP is throwing him to the wolves. GSP disagrees.
Paige returns from surgery on his broken hand. He interviews that everything happens for a reason, and…. and…. uh…..
He can’t even finish that sentence because he knows it’s bullshit. Bad shit happens and it sucks. There is no special reason for it.
Training time with Team GSP: Mohawk has an Indian name and it’s not Mohawk, it’s Red Horse. My bad Red Horse. Drunky here on the right thinks Koscheck should have asked Red Horse’s permission to live in the States. I think Drunky needs to fight more and talk less. Stick with what you’re good at, that’s my motto.
Koscheck, still unable to upset GSP, starts picking on the medic. Kos definitely has ambition in the shit talking department, but he’s majorly lacking in skill. He calls the guy a “male nurse” like 26 times because apparently that was the only insult he could come up with. The medic walks off and Kos says “I think I won that one”. Haha. Ok. Congrats on your win Kos.
On to Team Koscheck training: Sako tells the story of how he was shot in the leg by gang bangers by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. What is this, like battle of the sob stories today? Who else isn’t believing the “wrong place, wrong time” defence? Gang bangers don’t walk around shooting people in the legs for no reason. My guess is it was a drug deal gone bad.
Kos talks about how the sport will teach you discipline and respect, but it may take a while. It’s certainly been taking him a while. It’s been what, 5+ years? Any day now… any day.
Next we move on to the coaches challenge. It’s baseball. A sport not exactly native to Quebec. Dana White explains that this is the first time GSP has ever held a bat in his life. So then I gotta wonder Dana, did you chose this challenge on purpose because you felt bad for Kos and just wanted him to win something? Is this a pity challenge?? Obviously Kos won. Total set up.
Fight day is here:
They had an entertaining first round. It actually looked like Red Horse was going to win in the first minute with a guillotine, Kos was freaking, but Sako got out of it. It was a close first round and hard to tell who came out on top.
Sako definitely won the second round. My boy Red Horse was tired and it really showed. But he held his own and really did better than anyone expected considering the difference in skill level between the two fighters.
It looked like it might go into a 3rd round, but it didn’t. Sako won the fight by decision.
Brookins pointed out that the fight could have ended very differently had Sako not grabbed the fence twice to prevent a take down. I agree.
Is it ironic that the fight replays are sponsored by Burger King and Miller Light, two things a professional athlete should probably not be putting into their body?
My boy may have lost, but everyone was very impressed by him considering that they all expected him to be taken out in the first round. Back in the locker room Red Horse got an applause for his effort even though he lost, while Sako received this for his win:
Moral is not looking good on the yellow team.
I was hoping GSP would be able to convince Dana to give Red Horse a wild card spot. He tried, but was unsuccessful. The spots go to Aaron Wilkinson and Marc Stevens. They are both deserving and even though I was rooting for Red Foot, it was a fair decision.
Next week Kos picks on the medic again, and we get to see the two team mates face off for another shot at winning the show. I’m not ready to put money on it just yet, but I’m thinking the Brit might take this one.