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.