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Thoughts on last night’s TUF Finale

Ramsey Nijem hit the nail on the head when he said ‘Everybody that watched TUF saw that Tony Ferguson is a dick and he does not deserve to win.’ Unfortunately, the Gods of MMA care not for honor or douchiness, and last night Tony became the feel bad winner of the Ultimate Fighter – like the opposite of Amir Sadollah winning season 7. Sweet knockout though, bro.

As for Anthony Pettis, he learned that it’s hard to spread your wings and fly with 155 pounds of greasy guido on top of you. He had his flashes of awesome – a missed leaping 360 back kick comes to mind – but spent most of the fight working for submissions off his back. And as we’ve learned over and over and over in MMA, it doesn’t matter if you threaten with submissions for an entire round, you ain’t gonna win in the judges’ eyes if you’re the bottom. I’m not saying Pettis got robbed. I’m just saying he learned a lesson … a similar one to what Miguel Torres learned at UFC 130.

Even though Kyle Kingsbury won a decision over Fabio Maldonado, it’s Fabio I’m excited about. Between him and Rick Story, blistering body shots are making a comeback and the UFC’s new insurance policy may soon have a lot more cases of organ trauma as a result. He might want to stop sitting in his opponents’ plums and allowing them to throw an endless parade of impressive looking knees, though. I don’t care if you block half of them, nothing gives judges a bigger boner than a nice string of knees. Top control maybe, but it’s close.

In the Chris Cope / Chuck O’Neil fight, Chris fought and Chuck didn’t. You often see TUF matches where one guy just completely fails to show up. This was one of those moments. I’m sure Chuck O’Neil will spend the next week or two asking himself WTF that performance was all about. As for Chris Cope, he may not have finishing power but at least he’s got a catchphrase. And people even seem to know and like it, proving that someone out there was watching and maybe even enjoying this season’s TUF.

  • Jarman

    Did anybody make a gif of Stone’s eyes going all googly after getting clocked by speckl-i mean jorgenson? His eyes bounced in a slight delay of the punch.

  • Omomatta

    Keith Stone was doing relatively well…..until he got pummeled.

  • frickshun

    ^^Yeah, I like what I saw from Keith. Kid got caught. Hopefully, it won’t derail his career the way it did to Grispi. That guy is DONE.

  • Morghen

    I fucking hate Guido so much.

    And whoever in Pettis’ camp thought it was a good idea to fight inside a wet sleeping bag needs stabbed in the dick.

  • CAP

    Not the prettiest win by Huggie Bear. But a win i guess. I actually got up and did some things around the house during the Cope/O’Neil fight. It was a crap fight to start the show, I didn’t even care to stick around and see who won.

  • Komodo

    First thought through my mind when Ferguson won was “Oh shit it’s quiet in there…”.