FANS STEAMED AT TUF WEINERS
Boy, did Jonathan Brookins and Court McGee ever stink it up in the cage last night. Brookins took all that positive fan attention he got from winning TUF 12 and squandered it by pushing Erik Koch up against the cage for three rounds. Court McGee struggled to take out Dongi Yang, a fighter who lost to Chris Camozzi. Chris Camozzi! This was supposed to be a delicious TUF sandwich with Belcher vs MacDonald and Shields vs Ellenberger as the wholesome bread. Instead the secret ingredient inside was le shit. Stinky liquid baby shit.
ELLENBERGER’S RUSH DELIVERY
Another former opponent Georges St Pierre couldn’t finish just got taken out fast by a fighter lower on the totem pole. Because Jake Ellenberger can’t get any respect, you’ll hear people point out GSP’s lack of finishing power many many many more times than you’ll hear anyone commenting on Ellenberger. The dude has KOs in four of his six UFC fights. When he starts swinging, fighters better watch out because he means business.
JASON MACDONALD IS GOING TO PRISON
In the days leading up to the Battle on the Bayou, Jason revealed that his time in MMA was almost up: he had been granted a five year leave of absense by his former employers at a correctional facility, and that runs out in January. He talked about the fact that he would probably never win a belt and revealed he was going to probably pull a Chris Lytle and retire after this fight. After the shellacking he got from Alan Belcher, it’s probably not a bad idea. It just sucks that we’ve lost one of the most entertaining Canadian fighters on the roster in such a piss poor manner.
Everyone talking about how poop Saturday’s event was obviously didn’t tune into the undercard fights on facebook. TJ Waldburger vs Mike Strumf and Ken Stone vs Donny Walker were both entertaining jitz battles, Lance Benoist announced his arrival in the UFC with a great fight against Matt Riddle, and once again Cody McKenzie wins the award for most entertaining fighter who never seems to win. I wouldn’t bet the farm on anyone here based on these fights alone, but if you’ve got a choice between catching the actual event or watching the prelims, I suggest tuning in for the prelims.