Okay, I know soon enough I’ll have to start taking this whole ‘website’ thing seriously and begin covering more than just what I care about. But while I can get away with it, I’m gonna keep avoiding The Ultimate Fighter and not talking about it. Because it sucks big hairy balls.
One thing I will do though is cover TUF6 contestant Mac Danzig’s columns on the episodes. “Wordsmith” is not a term I would use to describe many fighters … most “TUF Diaries” read like grade 3 remedial english book reports with little to no insight. You can really tell who’s brain is run by a hampster on a wheel by checking out these things. But Mac’s is different: every time he gives a lot of insight that you can’t get out of just watching the show.
I remember talking to Joey that morning before our team left for practice and he said something to me like,”Hey man, when this is all over, we’ll be chillin’ together.” I really didn’t understand that he was gonna take off. When we got back from practice that morning, we learned that Joey was gone. This didn’t sit too well with me. It made me realize how negative the effects of being on the show were, and how being in the house was so bad it forced Joey to give up on any of his dreams of fighting for the UFC.It may sound stupid, but this caused me to break down a little bit and change the way I felt about being there.As you will see in future episodes, I was not the happiest of campers.
It definitely is an interesting concept … how miserable does a person have to be to give up their dream like that? The guys that quit and walk away never come back. They might give Danny Abbadi a preliminary match on a TUF finale, but if you quit TUF your chances of fighting in the UFC again are down there with chances of a happy resolution to this Iraq thing. And yeah, I know every time I want to compare something to a hopeless situation, I use Iraq. If you guys can help me out with some alternative comparisons that’d be great because I can’t keep using Iraq for the next 5 to 10 years!