UFC’s Rampage Jackson Abandons Wes Sims In Cage On Ultimate Fighter; Rashad Evans Picks Up The Pieces And Gives Rampage An Earful

Ok, so I can understand Rampage Jackson not being the greatest coach in the world since he’s a “fighter.” But what the heck were his skinny, pasty-skinned coaches doing when they left Wes Sims on the floor of the cage to fend for himself after getting choked out on the Ultimate Fighter? Did Rampage tell his coaches not to go in? Were the coaches afraid to leave  the side of their idolic leader for more than 2 seconds to go check on him?

So Rampage’s reason is that he wasn’t a doctor and would talk to his fighter in the locker room. Rashad Evans brought up the point to him that he should have supported Wes and that it was disrespectful. I agree. Any coach, trainer, or corner guy should go in to assist, help, or check on their fighter after being choked out like that. Again, what were the other team Jackson coaches thinking???

I think Rashad is able to say things that almost set Rampage off–at least that’s what Rampage says, and I believe him. But Rashad, at least at the beginning of their conversation, was trying to be helpful and give Rampage advice. Again, the conversation turned ugly. It ended with Rampage walking away and Rashad continuing to run his mouth. I don’t recall exactly what Rashad says but it wasn’t nice. Actually, when I heard it at the time, I was surprised because I do at least remember it being very disrespectful.

Looking back on the show, and also at Rashad’s last fight, perhaps he should have done a little bit less mouth running and a bit more stand-up training. Just a thought…..

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UFC’s Rampage Jackson Makes Burger King Run And Seals The Loss For Damico

Ok, what was the UFC’s Rampage Jackson thinking when he made a run to Burger King while he should have been warming up his boy?

Maybe his boy Damico still would have got caught in the anaconda–but what was Rampage thinking?

I’m one of Rampage’s biggest fan but I can’t support him on showing up late to help his guy get ready to fight. To add insult to injury, Rampage doesn’t even go into the cage to talk to Damico after the loss. Rashad has to come over and console Damico as Rampage sat stunned outside the cage.

Rampage, wait until after the fight to make the cheeseburger run. And what the heck were his assistants thinking??? That’s just not smart, so yah, I guess they deserved to lose that fight. C’mon Rampage…

UFC’s Dana White: The Kimbo Slice Fight Sucked

Dana White: Kimbo Slice vs Roy Nelson fight ’sucked’ on Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10: ”

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Props: Yahoo!Sports.com

Quoteworthy:

“It’s hard to say why, but some people have it and some don’t, and Kimbo definitely does…. The fight (between Slice and Nelson) sucked. I wasn’t happy with any of the fights the first three weeks, to be honest. I was disappointed by the way we came out of the gate in terms of the fights. But the fights really get better. By episode 8, believe me when I tell you, you’re going to be going wild…. Hang in there, man. The season’s not over yet. Stay tuned is all I’ll tell you.”

Despite an over-the-top (and shameless) media blitz earlier this week to promote episode three of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 on Spike TV, which featured YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice fighting Roy Nelson, UFC President Dana White admits after that fact that what was billed as “the biggest fight in Ultimate Fighter history” actually sucked. Nelson used his size and superior ground skills to smother Slice for most of the fight, scoring a second round technical knockout via strikes. However, it appeared to be Slice’s inability to get off his back and not Nelson’s repeated marshmallow-like blows that forced the referee to stop the action. Nonetheless, the episode went on the score crazy ratings, attracting 6.1 million viewers to become the fourth most-watched mixed martial arts bout ever on television in North America. White assures fans that the season, which has thus far featured three lackluster heavyweight bouts, will get better. Do you believe it?

Roy Nelson Fine With The Suck Meter Thing

Roy Nelson says he’s just fine being the official suck-meter of the UFC: “Former IFL heavyweight champion and current ‘The Ultimate Fighter 10’
cast member Roy Nelson has never been one to hide his true feelings.

And one day after his win over Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson was broadcast to the world, ‘Big Country’ is no different.

Comfortable in his one-sided TKO win, Nelson believes he matches up
just fine with everyone in the UFC’s heavyweight division, is proud of
the fact that he perfectly predicted his win, and thinks it’s time for
Slice to take a look at the UFC’s 205-pound division.
Oh, and then there’s the suck-meter thing.