The Ultimate Fighter 17 Ep. 8 Recap and what Don Frye Thinks of Brock Lesnar

Don Frye wildly accused Brock Lesnar of having fixed fights in the UFC. Then he went on to call him a swear word and a waste of flesh. Frye finds it hard to believe that Lesnar is a better wrestler than Randy Couture and a better fighter than Frank Muir. What do you think? Did the UFC fix these fights to promote Brock Lesnar as their next big star?

The Ultimate Fighter 17, episode 8 had the final preliminary fight, the coaches challenge, and the wildcard pick. The final preliminary fight showcased Team Jones’ Dylan Andrews and Team Sonnen’s Zak Cummings. Andrews stood firm through the first two rounds and defeat Cummings via a majority decision. Next was the coaches’ challenge, where $10,000 was on the line in a Jon Jones- Chael Sonnen matchup.

However, no punches were thrown, but rather heavy machinery was used to complete a bevvy of challenges. Jon Jones got out to a steady lead as Chael Sonnen struggled to stack tires with the excavator. However, it would be Jones’ folly in the end that would allow Sonnen to come back and seal the victory. Finally, the wild card choices are announced as Chael Sonnen makes the easy pick of Kevin Casey, while Jon Jones struggles to choose between top pick Clint Hester and underdog Robert “Bubba” McDaniel.

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, Team Lloyd Irvin Drama, and TUF Episode 7 Recap

Fallon Fox is bracing herself for controversy, and as the first on-record transgender female fighter in mixed martial arts, she’s going to get plenty of it. Fallon Fox, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006 along with the supplemental hormonal therapy, is scheduled to fight again for the CFA on April 20 in the semifinals of its eight-woman featherweight tournament. However, Fallon Fox’s license approval is now under investigation with Florida’s Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation.

Episode 7 had Team Jones coming up short again. Jon Jones’ number one pick Clint Hester was choked out in the second round by Team Sonnen’s Jimmy Quinlan. That puts Hester with the list of other fighters who were surprisingly upset, which includes Bubba McDaniel and Tor Troeng. What was so bizarre about this fight was, Hester could have won it, if he had just kept it standing at the beginning of the second. Instead, he ran across the octagon at Quinlan with his head down in a terrible attempt to take him down. Why would you try and take down a man who took you down at will and controlled you the entire first round.

Hester managed to actually do more damage and strike more blows than Quinlan did even being on his back, but the fact was, he was being controlled and taken out of his element. After seeing the shots Hester managed to land from his back, I thought two things. One, he might have won that round in some of the judges eyes. Second, if he can keep it standing and really use his striking, he will surely finish Quinlan or at least win round two. However, his flawed game plan allowed Quinlan to once again take control, and eventually get the submission. Now Team Jones needs Dylan Andrew to defeat Zak Cummings, or it’s pretty much a wrap for Team Jones.

TUF 17 Episode 4 Recap and IOC drops Wrestling from the Olympics

Tuesday night’s Episode 4 of TUF 17 drew an average audience of 1.2 million in the overnight ratings falling closely on par with the season average of 1.3 million viewers per episode. Episode 4 saw Team Jones earn its victory, and gain control of the picks when Collin Hart defeated Kevin Casey by controlling him on the ground for two uneventful rounds. Casey really showed no signs of aggression or urgency, and Hart, whom many saw as the underdog cruised to victory. With control of the pick, Jones matched up “Bubba” McDaniel against the youngest fighter in the house Kelvin Gastelum.

In other news, wrestling, which was part of the first modern Olympics and a U.S. strength in the Olympic games, was surprisingly cut from the Summer Games on Tuesday, beginning in 2020 games. The International Olympic Committee was expected to cut the sport of modern pentathlon but instead decided to remove wrestling based on criteria such as global participation and popularity.

Many former wrestlers are in an outrage, including former Olympic wrestler and WWF wrestling star the Iron Sheik, who claims he will suplex the people responsible if this isn’t resolved.