the ultimate fighter
- 05-13-2006, 05:09 AM
- 05-13-2006, 05:10 AM
Kens a douche, snaggles deserved to get spanked. I love nothing more than seeing people that talk mad sheit getting showed up. Its so gratifing. I dont dislike Rory, although he is kinda dorky. I gotta support my people, and there's nothin better than a dorky jew that can fight.
- 05-13-2006, 05:12 AM
05-14-2006, 05:54 AM
Well I stumbled across this thread one day, having never seen any season of TUF, and I started watching. It has certainly been interesting, but this last episode, #6, I feel they went too far with the drama vibe.
That douchebag Noah gets a letter implying his girlfriend thinks he is cheating on her, and thus he decides to pack his bags and quit.
First of all, I thought he guys were supposed to be cut off from contact, how the hell does that letter make it to him. More over, how does a letter like that in a big manilla envelope make its way to him. I am sure they have emergency contact info for everyone, so the producers had to know it was not a serious situation. I think this was all done intentionally to create drama, and make it more reality series-esque. That letter should have never made its way to him, but someone in charge intentionally made sure it did so that some "interesting" situation would manifest itself. I don't know about you guys, but there was no fight that episode and that annoyed the **** out of me.
Rogue Drone, I agree that the first season seemed a lot more serious. After the last TUF 3 episode I decided to see if I could find one from Season one. Sure enough the fighters and general atmosphere seems to be more focused on MMA and less on drama. Don't get me wrong, this latest season is still entertaining, but I hope they can keep it on track.
05-14-2006, 01:05 PM
I believe that they are allowed to receive letters. Whether or not this is only for emergencies, I'm not sure. The thing that I do know, having worked on a few reality shows, is that they CANNOT initiate ANY contact w/the outside world. They sign so many confidentiality agreements (as did I) because they don't want you spilling ANY secrets to anyone.
As far as this season being more ridiculous than other seasons; that happens with just about every reality show. Just look at season 1 of The Real World. That was a REALLY interesting show with interesting people. Have you seen it lately? It's more like Girls Gone Wild than the interesting social experiment it once was.
At any rate, the fact that what's his name left the show wasn't because of the letter, really. He knew he didn't have it in him and that was his way out. No one in their right mind, who believed that they had a shot at greatness, would do what he did. I think he saw an exit and took it.
05-14-2006, 07:06 PM
You're so right about the Real World. Season 1 was great, and then there were a few decent ones here and their, but the last 4 or 5 have been horrible. They have made up for it with there Real World vs Road Rules challenges(gauntlet or whatever). RW vs RR is no interesting social experiment, but its entertaining as hell. I see what your saying about Noah taking an easy exit, knowing that he didn't have it in him. Although I would've though beating Jesse would've boosted his confidence big time, as Jesse seemed to be one of the tougher dudes on the show. Who really knows I guess, either way he is an idiot and wasted a lot of peoples time and effort. He didn't even tell Tito he was leaving.Originally Posted by Bionic
05-19-2006, 03:04 AM
Anyone catch tonight's episode? Josh vs. Tait
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. As hard as tait was trying to take Josh to the ground, Josh was trying just as hard to stay on his feet. I have to admit though, there were several times where Josh went to the ground that I thought Tait had him for sure. However, Josh truly stuck to his "never quit" attitude and after two rounds ended up winning by point tally.
As impressive as I found Josh's ability to evade Tait's submissions, I still thought that Tait controlled 2/3s of the fight, and should have won.
Never the less they both seemed like good guys. Shamrock is the real looser here, as he is out another fighter, 5-1 Ortiz leads....
05-19-2006, 04:48 AM
Yeah, I think Tait should have won if not a draw and an extra round. I think Danny is in trouble next episode, short fuse or whatever he calls himself is gonna run through him.
05-19-2006, 10:14 AM
Tait got robbed...I personally don't like the guy, but he controlled that fight. I think the scorecards show ho perception determines who wins. I understand that there are split decisions, but how can the score be 20-18 for both??
They need to start getting older fighters to judge these because they actually know what to look for more than the average judge.
05-19-2006, 01:11 PM
I think the fight was too close to call. It should've gone to a third round. I hated Tait until his "farewell" speech. He seemed pretty gracious in defeat.
Decision could've gone either way.
I hope Danny (the "nice guy) beats that red haired dude...he's too full of himself...it seems those guys always seem to get beaten this season. Hopefully that'll continue
05-19-2006, 04:59 PM
I dunno fellas. Not only did I think that fight was way boring, I thought that Tait was a better fighter than that. Wow, I guess I judged that book by it's cover! I guess that's how he made his living as a bodyguard...he looks the part but damn, he sure was taking a lot of blows while standing. I think it should've gone to the 3rd round but I was so bored by the end of the 2nd, I didn't even really care.
05-19-2006, 05:03 PM
I think Tait was robbed too. He definitely seems to have a better chin than Josh. Josh got some good flurries in and defended takedowns pretty well, but he wouldn't have made it through another round.
05-19-2006, 05:23 PM
Tait couldnt finish...He had so many opportunities but was too tired at that point. He had to had that triangle locked atleast three times.
And he did get knocked down from a punch once...
It was too close IMO...shouldve had a third round. Tait wouldve taken it.
05-22-2006, 04:22 PM
That was a close fight. Tait was taking some shots, but none seemed to really do anything to him, but they were connecting.
Either way, GO Mat Hamill!!!!!!!!!
05-22-2006, 06:06 PM
Does anyone remember Shamrock yelling anything during the fight except "Get him on the ground Tait"? Tito instructs his guys throughout the fights and Shamrock just screams the same thing over and over again. He's useless as a coach and in the corner.
05-22-2006, 09:31 PM
Yeah, but the thing is, if he would have gotten him on the ground instead of taking a bunch of punches to the face he would have won. He dominated Josh on the ground.
05-22-2006, 10:12 PM
05-26-2006, 11:05 AM
Ed Herman dominated that fight ridiculously well.
And you know, he did claim that he had a good jaw and with that first punch barely hurting him he blew right through that guy.
On the other side, I think that his attitude of "I'll fight anybody" is funny as hell. It never hurts your career to say something like that in the fight game...but you better be pretty confident of your skills.
vicious armbar btw, I thought with the angle and force there might be shoulderjoint damage from that in addition to elbows.
05-26-2006, 02:18 PM
danny was talking after the fight like he won...saying how tough he was and how he showed everyone that he had what it takes. he landed one punch early and was dominated after that. maybe he thought it was a moral victory for not getting ktfo.
05-26-2006, 03:26 PM
Yeah, the guy that lost was a joke. I don't know what the hell he was talking about at the end. But really, did you guys think that "the Ginga Ninja" did so great? I mean the end result justifies the means but I don't know, his skills didn't seem all that sharp to me. Normally, I'd say that it was becasue he's still an amateur and whatnot but he was talking so much crap. I was expecting him to run right through this guy and be done in seconds. I'll have to watch it again.
05-26-2006, 04:08 PM
I'm pretty sure the ginga ninja is Danny, and no he did not do well. I know you're talking about "short fuse" Herman, and I expected more out of him. He stayed really calm which is good, but like you said I thought he was trying to prove a point and would blow right through him. Who knows, he wasn't challenged enough to show us much. IMO it was a pretty boring episode besides the bickering between lazy Matt and Bisping.Whooooooooooooooo!
05-26-2006, 06:19 PM
It will be interesting to see what Matt will be able to do other than takedowns and GnP.Originally Posted by Alexander
05-26-2006, 06:28 PM
05-26-2006, 06:42 PM
Yeah, I thought Ed would have dominated that fight far better..And personally I think Kalib will tear through his entire set-up..And not just because he is Canadian. I actually think Kalib and Kendall are the top middleweights.
05-26-2006, 06:50 PM
Yeah I kinna like Ed. I knew he would win. But I expected him to take down the dude immediately. Instead he played around and got a hand dropped into his head for it.
I sooo wanted to get in there and kick butt but I'd be out of my mind, cuz I got vision problems. I wanted to rock somebodys world baaad.
05-26-2006, 08:23 PM
yes. Really I think Ed needs work. he needs to physically strengthin himself to make his bows more powerfull. hes got it in his head what it takes now hes gotta work out so hes not a stick anymore. I think Shammy can definately help him with that.
05-26-2006, 08:34 PM
Man I hope Matt wins . Ed talked way to much s***. I was not impressed, slow , weak , and looked like s***. The other guy was like a girl and whined all week about his back. Matt is already at a disadvantage . Its always good when the underdog ends up on top. Hell thats the whole reason I started working out.
05-26-2006, 08:40 PM
05-26-2006, 08:46 PM
yeah I like Ken, but it's obvious that Tito is a better coach. Tito doesn't give them many breaks. Tito wants to train them not babysit them. And that's why I like Tito.
05-26-2006, 08:47 PM
I don't know if you've seen Kalib fight outside of TUF, but lets remember the one guy that he faced on the show was a complete joke, and had no MMA experience. Don't get me wrong Kalib is good, but that guy made him look great. Kalib and Ed would be a tough fight, toss up for me.Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
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