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Junior Dos Santos is an attention whore?

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I just recently caught up on this season of TUF. What can I say, Dana is totally right when he says the 9pm timeslot is why no one is watching. Or maybe it’s because it’s become a carousel of Who Gives a Shit topped with some of the worst fights ever televised. Seriously, when the possibility of a third round leaves you going “Oh Baby Jesus no!”, there’s a problem. But hey, at least there’s a teensy tiny bit of drama now.

With Brock Lesnar seemingly set on limiting his show participation to screaming ‘CHICKENSHIT CHICKENSHIT CHICKENSHIT!’, we’re stuck clinging to a feud that’s developed between Junior Dos Santos and his wrestling coach Lew Polley. On the show, Junior occasionally had to rein in Lew, who was getting a bit aggro with the wurrior fight rhetoric. Kinda like he gets a bit crazy here:

“On this recent episode you’ll get to see Junior’s true nature come out, when he starts getting hungry for the camera. He starts pushing things out of the way and putting me in the crossfire. He would always ask me to help, always ask me to lead his session, always ask me to do this, do that, and I would do it because he asked me. Then he gets upset because the guys start to warm up to me and ask my advice. He gets pissed because I start doing a good job.”

“You can watch every episode and you’ll see his demeanor changes. He becomes more of a prick as the season moves on. Everybody’s kissing Junior’s ass left and right and I’m not gonna do that. Basically Junior’s full of shit and it came out in this episode. Junior’s biggest problem is he’s an attention-whore and he didn’t get the attention he wanted so he took it out on me and the reason why is I speak English. People would ask me to do things and he didn’t like it. He became a big baby, always complaining. Dude, we’re winning, so what is your big issue?”

I dunno, all I’ve seen thus far is Lew overplaying every ‘hard ass coach’ stereotype in the book while the fighters look at Junior in confusion. There’s a fine line between helping and taking over. Do you think Rashad Evans was really the one doing the coaching or was it his ‘assistant’ Greg Jackson? But on camera it was all “You’re the boss, Rashad.” Coaches are used to being in charge, especially when it comes to guys they’ve trained. Maybe that had a little more to do with it than Junior’s attention whore qualities…

12 COMMENTS
  • Letibleu says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess Lew Polley and Junior aren’t together anymore. Laugh out loud.

    It made me scratch my head when the wrestling coach was showing one of the boys the technicalities to striking. People on the show were making the same puzzled face I was making (the same face I made when I saw Gus Johnson looking like a tranny at the last Strikeforce event).

  • Grappo says:

    Lew is the one that comes off as the attention whore.

  • scissors61 says:

    Lew is the one that comes off as the attention whore.

    Yup. Dos Santos has always seemed like a pretty cool dude to me, whereas my douchebag-detector started buzzing the minute Lew Polley opened his mouth on TUF this season. He’s like a black Matt Hughes. 

  • Symbul says:

    This season is just brutal to watch. The drama is somehow even lamer than before, the coaches aren’t interesting in the slightest and the fights suck giant balls.

  • Grappo says:

    here’s Lew getting obliterated in 20 seconds

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqor3BKSB6Q

  • epic says:

    Yep. I’m struggling through this season as well. No one is standing out to me either.

  • kvelertak says:

    this wrestling coach guy needs to fuck off and die.

  • frickshun says:

    What show are you guys talking about? Real World Vegas–Douche Edition?

  • scissors61 says:

    addendum: black Matt Hughes who can’t fight for shit, judging by that video Grappo posted. 

     

  • Dove Strangler says:

    Some spoilers here:

    Polley got thrown out of TUF during this season and he was also kicked out of Alliance MMA for giving tapes of Dominick Cruz training to Scotty Jorgensen before their match (and he has a history of this). Polley had no prior affiliation with Black House or Dos Santos and what basically happened is that Soares called Alliance asking if they had any good wrestling coaches who were fluent in english and had experience with weight cutting and Polley took the job, he actually admitted in one of post TUF posts that this was done solely for PR reasons to promote his own fight career which is why he whores it up so much to get camera time.

  • Grappo says:

    damn… Junior/Soares shoulda called Mark Munoz or somebody else from Reign… or ANYBODY that he was personally familiar with.

  • Letibleu says:

    James Toney would have loved being the wrestling coach on TUF.

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