TUF Recap!

November 19, 2008

All the recounts and analysis from the last episode of The Ultimate Fighter are right here at Spike.com. And as usual, catch the exclusive footage that was too TUF for TV.

The first few frames after the wrap up from last week's fight are all clips of Team Nogueira lightweight John Polakowski hugging pretty much everyone in sight. It seems a little strange but if there's one thing I've learned about fighters... they are strange, so I guess it's not that surprising.

As we spend a little time getting to know Polakowski's opponent George Roop, he lets us know that he was picked on a lot growing up because he was a skinny, white kid in Tucson. First it's Mir with the racial profiling, now this. It's not the America I want my kids to grow up in.

During a Team Mir training session, Roop gets his hand caught in the fence and hyper-extends one of his fingers. Frank Mir tires to explain the injury and he clarifies that they "aren't baking cupcakes." I'm glad we got that cleared up.

Now it's time for Eliot Marshal to chime in and give his explanation. He tells us that Roop's hand is "jacked," which is weird because I always thought it was the hand that did the jacking. I must have had it wrong all these years. Maybe that's where the chaffing comes from.

Meanwhile, Roop appears to be dead as the camera cuts to him lying motionless with his hand in an ice bucket.


So far from Polakowski, we've seen nothing but smiles and hugs, but when all the marshmallows turn up conspicuously absent from his morning bowl of Lucky Charms, look out because Hurricane Polakowski is about to tear the TUF house to shreds! He is pissed. Then Kingsbury suggests that he shit on every single marshmallow. I think Kingsbury should keep his shit to himself.

"You can piss in his fruit, but don't fuck with his Lucky Charms. They must be magically delicious," Shane Nelson explains.

Its time to fight and after two grueling rounds, Roop walks away with the unanimous decision. Click here for the full details.

It was a close fight for sure and Dana White is pissed. He thinks the fight should have gone to a third round and claims that Polakowski was robbed.

Frank Mir attempts to walk us through the fight and explains that Polakowski "only has two hands," unlike the rest of us who are blessed with seven or eight.

A disappointed Polakowski follows suit and heads back to the house for some bottom-shelf booze. Nice.

In all the fun, a couple of the guys launched a few food items over the balcony and into the pool where others were enjoying a little Speedo time in the hot tub. Junie gets nailed with what appears to be carrots, a few eggs and apparently, a pork chop. Well, this is just too much. Junie flies off the handle. Again. Not much seems to come of it, though.

Finally, it's time to put together the semifinal brackets. Dana sits down with each fighter and gives them their chance to talk a little smack and give their input. After some deliberation, he announces the fights:

First up-
Eliot Marshal vs. Ryan Bader
Phillipe Nover vs. George Roop

Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Junie Browning vs. Efrain Escudero

Now check out the exclusive footage.