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It’s Saturday night UFC, which just feels right. I understand that they like doing cards mid-week because it gives them more options, but for me, the best night is Saturday night.
This card hasn’t been well-promoted at all, but there should be some good action.
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I know that I didn’t blog the first episode of the new TUF Live. I watched it late and didn’t have a ton of time to flip through it so I didn’t write about it.
But I do have some thoughts. I don’t enjoy watching MMA without reason. It’s why I don’t watch Bellator. I like to know why guys are fighting and who they are. I don’t just like watching fighting for the sake of fighting. Even though some of the fights were fun to see and some of the personalities shined, I was bored for a lot of it.
However, I think I’ll enjoy this new season. It’s different. It’s not as cookie cutter and by the book. And hopefully the Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber dynamic will work. I can’t wait to see them fight again.
Let’s get going on episode two.
The show opens with what is supposed to be a live shot of the backs of the two guys who are about to fight tonight live. Since Jon Anik is there, why not have him do some play-by-play for the live fights?
Dana White starts the hype machine. He basically says it’s going to be the best ever, which is what he says every season.
Michael Chiesa is happy to be in the house because he says he’s kind of homeless in real life right now. If you pegged one guy to be homeless by the way he looks, it’d be Chiesa.
Urijah wins the coin toss and he chooses to pick the first fight, so Cruz gets to pick the first fighter. He chooses Justin Lawrence. Faber chooses Al Iaquinta. Cruz goes with Sam Sicilia next. Faber then chooses Cristiano Marcello. Cruz goes with Myles Jury. Faber wants Daron Cruickshank. Cruz picks Mike Rio. Faber goes Joe Proctor. Cruz goes with James Vick. Faber goes with the homeless guy. Cruz chooses Vinc Pichel. Faber goes John Cofer. Cruz chooses Chris Tickle, who thought he was going to be on Faber’s team. Faber picks Andy Ogle. Cruz picks Jeremy Larsen. Faber gets Chris Saunders as the last pick.
Cruz says that Tickle comes off as confident and sure of himself so he wanted to test him and put him with Lawrence who’s his best guy.