The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, The Ultimate Finale

Big Country   That's a fine figure of a man. - my wife upon seeing Roy Nelson post fight. So we've come to the end of our three month MMA journey.  Roy Nelson will face Brendan Schaub for the title of "The Ultimate Fighter."  We'll also have Kimbo Slice in action, as well as Marcus … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, The Ultimate Finale

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 11

There can be only one. Tonight we were treated to the 2-hour regular season finale and four, count 'em, four fights.  Factor in all the extraneous drama and it was a big night for TUF. Things start out with much discussion of Matt Mitrione and the "will he or won't he" nature of his fight … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 11

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 10

This week brings us week 2 of the quarter finals.  Our scheduled fight is Brenden Schaub and Jon Madsen. However, the bigger news seems to be the ongoing soap opera of Matt "Meathead" Mitrione.  Mitrione finally returns to the training center with a story of his brain swelling as the cause of his recent absence.  … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 10

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 9

Tonight we begin the quarter finals.  There are only 8 fighters remaining. Tonight's fight is between Roy "Big Country" Nelson and Justin Wren. Wren impressed me in his first fight by submitting UFC veteran Wes Sims in the first round. Tonight he takes on a much tougher opponent in Nelson.  Nelson's physique belies his abilities … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 9

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 8

The show opens right where my DVR cut off last week, with Rampage Jackson destroying the locker room door after Matt Mitrione beat Scott Junk by decision and put Team Rampage down 0-7. Then we gear up for this week's fight, the final of the first round.  I have to admit I've been looking forward … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 8

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 7

Now that I've finally caught up on the backlog I had, I can actually do a timely review of last night's episode. Team Rashad is up 6-0 after Darrill Schoonover's impressive victory over Zak Jensen last week.  There are four men left who haven't fought, including "Big Baby" Marcus Jones and Matt "Meathead" Mitrione. Meathead … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 7

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 6

So we roll in to the sixth week of Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter with Team Rashad holding a commanding 5-0 lead.  Rampage Jackson continues to distance himself from his fighters, taking no responsibility for their poor performances. Instead, this week Jackson turns his attention to the schoolyard bullying of Darrill Schoonover.  Jackson's idea … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 6

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 5

When last we checked in on our UFC wannabes, Team Rashad had just gone up an impressive and commanding 4-0 after Brendan Schaub submitted Demico Rogers. Rampage Jackson left his downed fighter in the middle of the octagon in disgust. In episode five, Rashad once again gets to pick the fight.  He chooses Justin Wren … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 5