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Fight to Choose

The elimination round starts as 10 fighters battle to determine who will make it into the Fight Master Tournament and choose which coach is best for them.

- BELLATOR MMA WAS BUILTON ONE CORE IDEAL--

TITLE SHOTS ARE EARNED,NOT GIVEN.

TONIGHT BEGINS A JOURNEYTHAT WILL TEST THAT IDEAL

FOR THESE 32 WELTERWEIGHTFIGHTERS.

ONLY 16 WILL MAKE ITPAST THE FIRST ROUND

AND INTO THE FIGHT MASTERTOURNAMENT.

THOSE WHO MAKE THE CUTWILL LIVE, TRAIN, AND DO BATTLE

IN THIS CAGE,AT A FIGHT CAMP LOCATED

IN THE HEARTOF THE BIG EASY.

THE FIGHTERSHOLD ALL THE POWER

BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO ANSWERTHIS ESSENTIAL QUESTION...

WHICH CAMPDO YOU CHOOSE?

WINNING FIGHTERS WILL DECIDEBETWEEN FOUR UNIQUE CAMPS

LED BY THESELEGENDARY COACHES.

THEY ARE...

GREG JACKSON.

- I HATE TO LOSE MORE THANI HATE ANYTHING ELSE.

I GREW UP IN THE SOUTH VALLEYOF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO,

AND I NEEDED TO LEARN TO FIGHTTO DEFEND MYSELF.

I MADE IT MY LIFE'S GOALTO TRAIN CHAMPIONS

LIKE GEORGES ST-PIERRE,JON JONES.

I'M HERE TO FURTHER PROVETHAT I'M THE BEST MMA COACH

ON THE PLANET.

I HAVE THE TRACK RECORDALREADY,

AND I WANT THIS TOURNAMENTTO BE NO EXCEPTION.

- FRANK "THE LEGEND" SHAMROCK.

- I HAVE BEEN AROUND FOREVER,SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING.

I KNOW THIS GAME PROBABLY BETTERTHAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

I WAS THE FIRST-EVER COMPLETEMIXED MARTIAL ARTIST.

THAT WAS NOT BY ACCIDENT.

I WON THE UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLETHE FIRST TIME

THERE WAS EVER WEIGHT CLASSESIN THE UFC.

I HAVE BEEN THERE.I'VE BEEN TO PRISON.

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHEREYOU COULD EVER IMAGINE

TO TEST YOUR MIND,AND I CAN TEACH THESE GUYS

HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING.

- JOE WARREN.

- I BELIEVEI'M THE BEST COACH HERE.

- THE SELF-PROCLAIMED"BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET."

- I STILL FIGHT WITH THESE GUYSEVERY SINGLE DAY.

I'VE WON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSFOR BELLATOR IN THAT CAGE.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TAKESTO WIN RIGHT NOW.

- JOE WARREN!

- THAT'S WHY I'M THE BADDEST MANON THE PLANET.

JUST 'CAUSE I'M A LITTLE YOUNGERAND JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T

SEEN ME YET, YOU KNOW,THERE'S A LOT TO COME STILL.

MY EXPERIENCE IS HAVINGTOP-TIER COACHES MY WHOLE LIFE.

THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA BRINGTO THIS COMPETITION

AND WHY I'M GONNA WIN.

- RANDY "THE NATURAL" COUTURE.

- I'M A VERY COMPETITIVE PERSON.

I TRAIN AND DO EVERYTHINGI KNOW HOW TO DO TO WIN.

MOST OF MY CAREERI SPENT FIGHTING FOR THE UFC.

I WON THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLETHREE TIMES,

THEN I WON THE LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE THREE TIMES.

I THINK FOR ME, FIGHTINGWAS A KINETIC CHESS MATCH.

I SAW EACH AND EVERY ONEOF MY OPPONENTS

AS A PROBLEMTHAT I HAD TO SOLVE.

THIS IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITYFOR THE ATHLETES,

AND A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR METO BE A PART OF THAT

AND TO SEE THE GUYFROM XTREME COUTURE

STAND AT THE TOPOF THIS HEAP.

- TONIGHT, FIVE FIGHTERSWILL GO HOME,

WHILE THE OTHERS TAKE ONE STEPTOWARD THEIR DREAM...

- WHOA!- NICE!

- A $100,000 PRIZE,

A PLACE IN THE TOUGHESTTOURNAMENT IN SPORTS,

BELLATOR MMA,

AND THE FIRST-EVER TITLEOF FIGHT MASTER.

[dramatic music]

- I'M EXCITED TO WATCHTHE FIRST ROUND OF FIGHTS.

I THINK YOU'VE GOT A LOTOF POTENTIAL IN THIS ROOM.

I THINK THAT THE WINNEROF THIS TOURNAMENT'S

REALLY GONNA GO FARIN THE MMA WORLD.

BUT THE OTHER COACHES AND IAREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THESE GUYS.

WE'RE GONNA SIT DOWN,WATCH WHAT THEY DO,

WATCH WHERE THEIR STRENGTHSAND WEAKNESSES LIE

SO WE CAN BESTASSEMBLE OUR TEAMS.

- WE'VE GOT GUYS THAT CANCHOOSE THEIR OWN DESTINY.

MY ONLY CONCERNIS THAT MAYBE, YOU KNOW,

THEY DON'T WANTTO CHOOSE ME.

- I'M NOT GONNA SAY,"OKAY, WELL,

I'M JUST GONNAGET EVERYBODY RIGHT AWAY."

I WANT TO SEEWHAT'S OUT THERE,

KIND OF HAVEA BALANCED APPROACH.

- THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHAT I'M NOT SO INTERESTED IN

THAT I GOT TO SUBTLY FIND A WAYTO STEER THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE.

- I'M TRYING TO JUST GETA FIGHTER ON MY TEAM, PERIOD.

I HAVE THREE OF THE BEST COACHESIN THE WORLD UP THERE,

AND I'M WORRIED THATI'M NOT GONNA GET ANYBODY.

- THE FIRST MATCHUPTO DETERMINE

WHO WILL GETTO CHOOSE THEIR CAMP

AND MOVE INTOTHE FIGHT HOUSE,

IS CHIP POLLARDVERSUS TIM WELCH.

- I AM AN ENTERTAINER.I'M A STRIKER.

I LIKE TO KEEP IT STANDING.I LIKE TO MAKE IT PRETTY.

I LIKE TO MAKE IT EXCITING.

IF YOU'RE A FIGHTER IN BOSTON,YOU GOTTA GO OUT THERE

AND YOU GOTTA PUT ONA SHOW.

WHENEVER I'M IN THE CAGE,I DON'T GO IN THERE BY MYSELF.

I GO IN THEREWITH ALL MY FAMILY--

MY FATHER, MY MOM.

AND MY GRANDMOTHERJUST PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK.

I ACTUALLY MISSED HER FUNERALTO COME OUT HERE.

SO I'M DOING ITFOR EVERYBODY.

I'M READY TO GO.

- WHEN I WAS PROBABLYIN ELEMENTARY, I WAS PICKED ON

A LITTLE BITJUST 'CAUSE I'M REDHEAD.

MY NATIONALITY IS PART IRISHAND PART INDIAN,

SO I GOT IN MY FAIR SHAREOF FIGHTS.

IT REALLY MOLDED MEINTO THE PERSON I AM.

I WATCHED MMAAS A YOUNG KID WITH MY DAD.

I AM VERY CLOSE TO MY FATHER.HE'S AT ALL MY FIGHTS.

I TALK TO HIM EVERY DAY.

I DEFINITELY FIGHTTO MAKE MY DAD PROUD.

HE'S LIKE, "WOW,THAT'S MY LITTLE TIM,"

SINCE I'M SUCHA YOUNG KID.

BUT I WORK HARDAND I CAN FIGHT.

SO I'M GONNA BE DOING THIS,

AND I'M GONNA BE DOING ITFOR A LONG TIME.

- THIS TALE OF THE TAPEIS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY DAVE & BUSTER'S.

VISIT DAVEANDBUSTERS.COM.

- JOE, I GET A FEELINGIF YOU WIN THIS THING,

THAT WE'RE GONNA HEAR ABOUT ITFOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

- YOU GUYS?- YEAH.

- EVERYONE.

- THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL, JOE,IF YOU COULD ACTUALLY COACH.

[laughter]

- ALL RIGHT, GENTLEMEN.

IN THE RED CORNER,CHIP POLLARD.

IN THE BLUE CORNER,TIM WELCH.

THERE'S GONNABE TWO FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

IN THE CASE OF A DRAW,WE GO TO A THIRD, OVERTIME ROUND

THAT WILL DECIDETHE ENTIRE FIGHT.

THERE ARE NO ELBOWSIN THIS ROUND.

GOOD LUCK, GENTLEMEN.

- ALL RIGHT,IS RED CORNER READY?

BLUE CORNER READY?

LET'S GO.

- OH, JUST WENT BACKINTO RIGHT-HANDED.

- TONIGHT'S FIGHT CLOCKIS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME,IT'S MILLER TIME.

- FLOWING LEAD OVERHAND RIGHTFROM WELCH.

- NICE.

- YOU GOT TWO ROUNDSTO GO, BABY.

- THEY BOTHGOT THEIR HANDS OPEN.

- YEAH, AND RIGHT AWAY,YOU CAN TELL THE EXPERIENCE

IS HIGH HERE BECAUSE BOTH GUYSARE TRYING TO MEASURE THEIR MAN

WITH A JABTO FIGURE OUT THE TIMING.

- YEAH.- I DO LIKE TIM'S STANCE.

LOOKIT, HE'S GOTGOOD POSITIONING.

- THAT CHIP'S GOT A NICE JAB.- YEAH, HE SURE DOES.

- YEAH.- IT'S QUICK.

- IT'S SNAPPY.LONG.

- BRINGS IT RIGHT BACKTO HIS FACE.

- YEAH.

OH.

- YEAH, THESE DUDESARE DEFINITELY GOOD.

THAT WAS GOOD REFLEXES THEREON THAT PICK OFF OF THAT JAB.

- NICE PARRY.

- I LIKE HOW THAT HANDIS LOCKED RIGHT UP BY HIS CHIN,

YOU KNOW?

- VERY FAST SHORT JAB THERE.- YUP.

- GOOD.- NICE RIGHT HAND.

AND EXITED AFTER THE SHOT.

IT'S SO IMPORTANT,WHEN YOU HIT SOMEBODY,

TO EXIT AFTER THE SHOTSO YOU DON'T GET HIT BACK.

- YOU HAVE TO COME IN,GET THAT SCORE.

THAT'S IT.- NICE.

- THAT'S A FAST JAB.

- YEAH.- FAST JAB, IT'S LANDING.

- KEEP YOUR STANCE, BABY.- HE'S GOT A LONG JAB.

- HE'S DOING A GOOD JOBFAKING TOO, SEE HIM?

- YEAH.

- SLIDE-STEPPING FORWARD.YUP.

- WHOA!- WHOA!

- [laughs]- OH!

- I LIKE THIS GUY, MAN.- WOW.

- TIM!

- OH, YEAH, BOYS!- WHOO!

- I LIKE THE WAYHE MADE A LITTLE SPACE,

AND WHEN THE GUY CAME IN,HE WAS WAITING FOR HIM

AND THEN JUST CAUGHT HIMON THE WAY IN.

- WINNER IN THE FIRST ROUNDBY KNOCKOUT, TIM WELCH.

[applause]

- THAT'S AWESOME, MAN.

- WHOO!

- I LIKE THAT ATTITUDE, MAN.I'LL TAKE HIM ALL DAY.

- MAN, IT'STHE BIGGEST RELIEF EVER.

IT'S THE BIGGEST RELIEF EVER.

MY BIGGEST GOAL IS TO MAKEEVERYBODY FROM MONTANA PROUD

AND MAKE A NAMEFOR MYSELF.

- TIM WELCHWAS VERY IMPRESSIVE TO ME.

HE WAS ABLE TO COME OUTAND REALLY WORK WITH THE GUY.

THE GUY HAD A FAST JABAND HE WAS IN TIM'S FACE A LOT.

TIM DIDN'T PANICAND HE TOOK HIS TIME.

THEN HE SET A LITTLE TRAPWHERE HE KIND OF BACK-STEPPED

AND THE GUY LEANED INWITH THE JAB

AND TIM WAS ABLETO HIT HIM EXTREMELY HARD

AND KNOCK HIM OUT.

I'M QUITE EXCITED ABOUT HIMAND I'M GONNA TRY TO GET HIM.

- IN FIGHT MASTER,EACH CAMP HAS FOUR SPOTS.

ONCE A COACH'S CAMPHAS FOUR FIGHTERS,

THEIR TEAM IS COMPLETE

AND THE REMAINING FIGHTERSMUST CHOOSE A DIFFERENT CAMP.

- THE COACHES THAT ARE HEREARE A VERY IMPRESSIVE GROUP.

KNOWING THAT I HAVE THE ABILITYTO BE ABLE TO PICK

ONE OF THOSE GUYS AND CONTROLMY OWN DESTINY IS HUGE.

- HE'S GOT A LITTLE SWAGGERABOUT HIM, I LIKE IT.

- I LIKE TIM.

- BUILT LIKE A KILLER TOO,YOU KNOW?

- TIM WELCH.CONGRATULATIONS, MY MAN.

- THANK YOU.- GREAT KNOCKOUT.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.

YOU HAVE FOUROF THE BEST COACHES

IN THE WORLDIN FRONT OF YOU.

THIS IS YOUR DECISION.

WHAT QUESTIONSDO YOU HAVE FOR THEM?

- FIRST OF ALL,I WANT TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW

IF ANY ONE OF YOU GUYSWERE MY COACHES,

I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPYAND I KNOW THERE'S TONS TO LEARN

FROM EVERY ONEOF YOU GUYS.

UM, ONE OF MY FIRST QUESTIONSIS FOR JOE WARREN AND HIS CAMP.

JOE, ARE YOU GONNARUN YOUR CAMP MORE LIKE

A WRESTLING, HARD-NOSED CAMP,WORK HARD EVERY DAY?

OR ARE YOU GONNA COME AT ITMORE OF A PROFESSIONAL

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS--

- WHAT WE'RE GONNA FOCUS ON

IS GETTING READYFOR THESE FIGHTS,

MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE WORKINGON THE MENTAL STRATEGIES.

WE MAKE SURE THAT WE'REFEELING GREAT UP HERE

SO YOU CAN GET THROUGHEVERYTHING ELSE IN THERE.

HE NEEDS TO COME WITH ME.HE NEEDS MY SUPPORT.

HE NEEDS IT TO HELP HIMGET TO THAT CHAMPIONSHIP.

- GREG, WILL YOU BEFOCUSING ON US FIGHTERS?

OR WILL YOUR MIND KIND OFBE ON YOUR FIGHTERS AT HOME?

- ALL OF OUR GUYSARE SUCCESSFUL,

AND THE REASON THEY AREIS NOT ONLY MYSELF,

BUT THE COACHES THATI'M GONNA BRING WITH ME

ARE EXCEPTIONAL.

SO MY FOCUS WILLBE 100% ON YOU GUYS.

- RANDY, FOR YOU, KIND OFTHE SAME QUESTION FOR YOU.

- NO, I'M DEFINITELY HEREFOR THE DURATION.

I'VE GOT A GREAT STAFF.THERE'S NO DISTRACTIONS.

- FRANK, WHAT WOULD MAKE MECHOOSE YOUR CAMP

OVER ALL THESE OTHERS?

- WELL, MY MOM HAS RED HAIR.- THAT'S--THAT'S GREAT.

- I GOT A SHAMROCK TATTOO--ARE YOU NATIVE AS WELL?

- YEAH, I'M INDIAN AND IRISH.THAT'S--

- MY MAN.

YOU COME FROM GOOD STOCK.

THAT'S CHAMPIONSHIP STOCKRIGHT THERE.

I LIKE HIM A LOT.

I KNOW WHAT KIND OF FIRERED-HEADED PEOPLE HAVE.

I'M DEFINITELYGONNA FIGHT FOR HIM.

MAN, LISTEN, THESE GUYSGOT OTHER JOBS AND OTHER LIVES

AND EVERYTHING.

I'M RETIRED. I HAVE NOTHINGTO DO BUT FOCUS ON YOU.

AND I'LL BRING THE BEST CAMPAND THE BEST KNOWLEDGE

I HAVE FOR YOU.

YOU HAVE A TREMENDOUS SKILL SET.YOU'RE A REAL FIGHTER.

I'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUON MY TEAM AND GUIDE YOU.

- WHAT GOT YOUINTO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS?

- MAN, PROBABLY GETTINGCALLED "CARROT TOP" AND, UH--

- I KNEW IT!- "TOMATO."

"TOMATO" ALL THROUGH SCHOOL.- NICE.

- YOU HAD TO FIGHT.- AND YOU'RE A FIGHTER.

- IT KIND OF INFLAMED METO GET IN SOME FIGHTS

AND DEFEND MYSELF AND TRYTO BEAT UP THE BULLIES.

- GOOD FOR YOU.THAT'S GREAT.

RIGHT AWAY, I WANTED TIM.

I THOUGHT THIS GUYWAS GONNA BE GOOD.

- OKAY, IT'S UP TO YOU.DESTINY'S IN YOUR HANDS.

WHICH CAMP DO YOU CHOOSE?

- YEAH, LIKE I SAID, I'D BE MORETHAN HAPPY TO HAVE ANY ONE

OF YOU GUYS AS MY COACHES,AND I RESPECT YOU GUYS

ALL VERY MUCH.

BUT I THINKI'VE MADE MY DECISION.

- WHICH CAMP DO YOU CHOOSE?- I THINK I'VE MADE MY DECISION.

I THINK FOR THESE NEXTSIX WEEKS, I'M GONNA TRY

TO PICK GREG JACKSON'S BRAINAS MUCH AS I CAN.

- MY FRIEND, I WOULDBE HONORED TO HAVE YOU,

AND I'M REALLY EXCITEDABOUT OUR CHANCES.

I THINK YOU'VE GOT A GREATCHANCE TO TAKE THIS WHOLE THING.

- THANKS.- AWESOME. THANK YOU.

GOOD LUCK, BUDDY.- CONGRATULATIONS, TIM.

- HEY, THANK YOU, GUYS.- NICE WORK.

- HE HAD YOU PICKEDBEFORE HE CAME UP.

- WELL, GENTLEMEN,IT'S THE LARGE EARS.

- [laughs]

- THAT KID IS GOOD THOUGH.HE SERIOUSLY IS GOOD.

THAT KID HAS A GOOD SHOT AT IT.- YUP.

- TIM WELCH BECOMES THE FIRSTFIGHTER TO CHOOSE HIS CAMP,

PICKING JACKSON'SMIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

UP NEXT, ERIC SCALLANVERSUS CHRIS CURTIS.

- I'VE BEEN SOBER NOWFOR OVER 18 MONTHS NOW.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTSAND TRAINING, YOU KNOW,

ACTUALLY SAVED MY LIFE.

YOU KNOW,WHEN I WAS GROWING UP,

I ALWAYS HAD BEHAVIORPROBLEMS IN SCHOOL.

I WAS ALWAYS ACTING UP.I WAS ALWAYS PARTYING A LOT.

BUT I WAS ALWAYSINVOLVED IN WRESTLING.

SO I KIND OF FIGURED,YOU KNOW,

IF I STAYED WRESTLINGIN COLLEGE, YOU KNOW,

IT WOULD KEEP MEOUT OF TROUBLE, YOU KNOW.

BUT EVERYWHERE I WENT,YOU KNOW, THERE I WAS,

AND I JUST KEPT DRINKINGAND KEPT PARTYING.

AND, YOU KNOW, MY LIFEKIND OF SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL.

I HAD TWO GREAT SCHOLARSHIPS,

AND I JUST THREW THATDOWN THE DRAIN.

I'VE PROBABLY BEEN TRYINGTO GET SOBER

SINCE I WAS 16 YEARS OLD,

AND IT WASN'T UNTIL REALLYI FOUND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

IT WAS SOMETHING POSITIVEIN MY LIFE.

AND IF IT WASN'T FOR MIXEDMARTIAL ARTS, YOU KNOW,

I'D PROBABLYBE DEAD RIGHT NOW.

- I AM A PROUD, PROUD NERD.

I'M THE MOST DANGEROUS NERDYOU'LL EVER MEET, MAN.

I'M A VIDEO GAME NERD.I'M A HUGE GAMER.

I LIKE TO READ.I WRITE, I COOK.

IT'S NOT LIKE FIGHTINGWAS MY ONLY OPTION.

I HAVEN'T BEEN TO JAIL, I DON'THAVE A RECORD OR ANYTHING.

FINALLY.

FOR ME, FIGHTINGIS SOMETHING THAT I CHOSE.

THIS IS MY JOB, THIS IS HOWI TAKE CARE OF MY SON.

I MET HIS MOTHER WHEN SHE WASABOUT FOUR MONTHS PREGNANT.

WHEN HE WAS BORN,I WAS THERE AND I DECIDED

THAT I WANTEDTO BE A FATHER.

IT'S SOMETHING I DIDN'T HAVEWHEN I WAS GROWING UP.

I CUT HIS CORD,I SIGNED THE PAPER.

I NOW HAVEA WONDERFUL BLOND-HAIRED,

BLUE-EYED FIVE YEAR OLD.

BEING SOMEONE'S FATHER,BEING RESPONSIBLE

KIND OF PUTSTHAT WEIGHT ON YOU

TO WHERE YOU DON'TRUN AWAY FROM IT.

YOU'RE LIKE, "OKAY, I'VE GOTTO TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY.

TAKE CARE OF, YOU KNOW, MY SON,AND WHICH LEADS ME HERE.

- ALL RIGHT, YOU READY?YOU READY?

LET'S FIGHT.

- OH!- RIGHT OUT.

- WHOA!GET HIM, CURTIS.

PUT HIM RIGHT TO SLEEP.

- OOH!FLASH KNOCKDOWN.

CURTIS WAS UPSETABOUT SCALLAN'S CHEAP SHOT.

AS SOON AS CURTISGOT AN OPPORTUNITY,

HE DROPPED SCALLAN.

- OH!- GOOD KNEES.

- GOOD NIGHT. GOOD NIGHT.- HE'S IN TROUBLE.

- FINISH!

HE JUMPED ON HIM,BUT HE GOT TOO EXCITED.

SCALLAN WAS ABLETO SLOW HIM DOWN AND CATCH HIM

IN THAT PINCH FRONT HEADLOCKAND TAKE HIM DOWN.

YOU GOTTA LOVE THAT.

- HE'S GOT THE CAGE,NICE WALKOVER.

- HEAD HIGH!HEAD HIGH!

- SCALLAN, THROUGHOUTTHE COURSE OF THE FIGHT,

WAS ABLE TO CONTINUALLYTAKE CURTIS DOWN.

- PICK IT UP, PICK IT UP.SIDE! SIDE! GET HIM FLAT!

- NICE.THAT'S A SECOND TAKEDOWN.

[bell rings]- BREAK!

- FINISHED REALLY,REALLY WELL THERE.

- NICE.YEAH, GOOD FINISH.

- TWO TAKEDOWNS, AND IT LOOKEDLIKE HE CONTROLLED HIM.

- CONTROLLED HIM.- CONTROL.

- THAT MIGHT BE THE THINGTHAT THROWS OVER THE ROUND.

- LET'S GO!ROUND TWO.

- BE SMART.

- NICE.- GET ON THAT BODY NOW!

- NICE SHOT. NICE SHOT.- BODY TAKEDOWN!

BODY TAKEDOWN!BODY TAKEDOWN!

- TURN IT! TURN IT!

- THAT'S IT.- YEAH!

- ONE THING THATWAS IMPRESSIVE ABOUT SCALLAN

WAS HE JUST KEPTGOING AFTER IT,

AND USUALLY,YOU DON'T SEE A GUY

SHOOTING FOUR,FIVE, SIX TIMES

TO TRY TO GET SOMEBODY DOWNAND THEN FINALLY GETTING HIM.

- GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN.- THAT WAS NICE.

- AND HE WAS ABLETO USE HIS WRESTLING

TO KIND OF CONTROLTHE FIGHT.

[bell rings]- BREAK!

- NICE.- GOOD JOB, MAN.

- WELL, WE'VEGOT A DECISION.

- MAJORITY DECISIONON TWO JUDGES' CARDS,

ERIC SCALLAN.

- I THOUGHT IT WASA GREAT BACK AND FORTH FIGHT.

'CAUSE YOU'VE GOT THE ONE GUYGETTING DROPPED,

AND THEN HE WASABLE TO KEEP--

- IT WAS A GOODSTYLISTIC FIGHT.

- I THINK SCALLAN'S TAKEDOWNSPROBABLY WEIGHED HEAVILY

IN THE JUDGES' DECISION.

- I'VE SACRIFICED EVERYTHING.

THAT'S WHAT THISIS ALL ABOUT, RIGHT HERE.

I'D GIVE IT ALL.

ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYSOF MY LIFE.

- ERIC IS JUST KINDOF THIS RAW PLODDER.

NOT A LOTOF REFINED STRIKING,

NOT A LOT OF REFINED GRAPPLINGOR WRESTLING.

IT WAS A FAIRLYCOMPETITIVE FIGHT.

- I'M NOT REALLY SUREWHO EXACTLY I'M GONNA PICK.

I'VE ALWAYS RESPONDED WELL

TO COACHES, YOU KNOW,THAT INVEST EMOTIONALLY IN ME

AND IS WILLING TO PUTTHE TIME AND EFFORT IN.

- ERIC SCALLAN,CONGRATULATIONS, MAN.

YOU GOT FOUR OF THE BEST COACHESIN THE WORLD IN FRONT OF YOU.

THIS IS ULTIMATELYYOUR CHOICE.

WHAT QUESTIONSDO YOU HAVE FOR THEM?

- UH, THE NEW MOUTHOF THE SOUTH, JOE WARREN.

- YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT.

- WHAT DID YOU LIKEAND DISLIKE ABOUT MY FIGHT?

- I LIKED WATCHING YOU, MAN.

I MEAN, I LIKE THAT YOU WERETRYING BEING REAL AGGRESSIVE

TRYING TO GET THOSE TAKEDOWNS,BUT I BELIEVE THERE'S SOME WORK

THAT NEEDS TO BE DONEON THOSE TAKEDOWNS TOO.

ERIC SCALLAN, I DON'T BELIEVEHE'S RIGHT FOR OUR CAMP.

HE SEEMS LIKEHE'S IN A SHELL

AND NEEDS TO COME OUTOF THAT SHELL.

- MR. JACKSON, THE GENERAL.

- I THINK PERSONALLY,THAT THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED

TO WORK ON, LIKE, YOU KNOW,THE COMPLETION AND THE ENTRANCES

OF THOSE TAKEDOWNS,OR IN USING YOUR STRIKES

TO SET UP THOSE TAKEDOWNS.

I FEEL THAT EITHEROF THESE COACHES

WOULD BE BETTER AT ITTHAN I WOULD.

I'M NOT SURE IF HE'STHE RIGHT FIT FOR THE TEAM

JUST BECAUSE I DIDN'T GETTO SEE MUCH OF HIS KICKBOXING.

SO THERE WAS KIND OFA QUESTION MARK THERE.

- MR. COUTURE.- YOU DID A GREAT JOB TODAY.

I FELT LIKE YOUR STRIKINGNEEDS TO BE REFINED

AND SHARPENED UPA LITTLE BIT.

AND THEN I THINK FINISHINGA LOT OF THOSE TAKEDOWNS,

THERE ARE SOME THINGSTHAT YOU CAN DO THERE

THAT WOULD MAKE THAT A MOREEFFECTIVE PART OF YOUR GAME.

BUT OVERALL, I THOUGHTYOU DID A GREAT JOB.

IT WAS FUN TO WATCH.

- FRANK THE TANK.WHAT'S UP, MAN?

- ARE YOU SCAREDTO GET HIT?

- I MEAN,I DON'T LIKE TO GET HIT.

I MEAN, BUT--- [laughs]

- WHO DOES?- AM I SCARED TO GET HIT? NAH.

- WISE MAN.WISE MAN.

- I DIDN'T LIKE THE WAYHE WAS RUNNING AWAY FROM PUNCHES

AND TURNING HIS HEADAND NOT REALLY ENGAGED

OR FOCUSED ON THAT STRIKE,COUNTERSTRIKE CONCEPT.

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE AT,ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN?

- I HAVE A LOTOF WORK TO DO.

- WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN?

I'M A TEN. HE'S A TEN.HE'S A TEN. HE'S A TEN.

WHERE ARE YOU AT?

- I'M FIVE, MAN.

WHERE I CAN BE, AFTER THIS SHOW,I'LL BE RIGHT UP THERE.

YOU KNOW,YOU CAN'T TEACH HEART.

YOU KNOW, I GO OUT THERE--MAN,I'M WILLING TO DIE FOR THIS.

YOU'RE GONNA HAVETO KNOCK ME OUT

OR YOU'RE GONNA HAVETO CHOKE ME UNCONSCIOUS.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

I HAVE NOTHING TO GO BACK TO.YOU KNOW, THIS IS IT FOR ME.

THIS IS MY CAREER.

- WELL, IT'S YOUR CAREERAND IT'S YOUR DECISION.

WHICH CAMP DO YOU CHOOSE?

- I'M A VERY EMOTIONALFIGHTER.

YOU KNOW, I'VE HAD A LOTOF GREAT COACHES THAT CAME

INTO MY LIFE, YOU KNOW,

AND THEY REALLYSEEMED TO CARE ABOUT ME.

UM, I'M GONNAGO WITH, UH...

- WHICH CAMP DO YOU CHOOSE?

- UH, I'M GONNAGO WITH RINO SPORTS.

I REALLY FEEL, YOU KNOW,JOE IS GONNA BE VERY INVOLVED

IN MY TRAINING, YOU KNOW.I LIKE HIS ATTITUDE.

- THANKS FOR CHOOSING OUR CAMP.WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU.

I'M NOT THRILLED WITHERIC SCALLAN BEING IN MY CAMP,

BUT MY COACHESARE THE BEST COACHES OUT THERE.

LET'S SEE WHATWE CAN DO WITH THIS GUY.

MAYBE THAT GUY OPENS UP.HOPEFULLY, HE DOES.

- YES!THAT WAS A WIN FOR ME

TO HAVE SCALLANGO OVER THERE.

- JOE'S STRATEGY AT THE ENDWAS JUST TO BE NICE TO EVERYBODY

AND TRY TO GET EVERYBODYON HIS TEAM.

IT WORKED OUT REALLY WELL.

- DAMN.

- JOE WARRENPUTS A NAME ON THE BOARD

AS ERIC SCALLANCHOOSES RINO SPORTS.

THE NEXT MATCHUPTO DETERMINE WHO WILL

GET TO CHOOSE THEIR CAMPAND MOVE INTO THE FIGHT HOUSE

IS BRENDAN TIERNEYVERSUS NICK BARNES.

- I GREW UP WITH MY MOTHER.

PLAYING BASEBALLOR FOOTBALL WAS DEFINITELY

GONNA GET ME HURT,BUT FOR SOME REASON,

BALLET WAS ACCEPTABLE.

AS FUNNY AS IT MAY SOUND,THERE'S A LOT OF SIMILARITIES

BETWEEN BALLETAND WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT NOW.

IT IS A DANCE.YOU'RE DANCING WITH A PARTNER.

I WOULD ABSOLUTELY SAYTHAT MY EXPERIENCE AS A DANCER

DEFINITELY HELPED OUTMY FIGHTING.

ONE OF THE REASONSWHY I LOVE THIS SPORT SO MUCH

IS BECAUSE IT'S AN ACTIVE,PHYSICAL, TROUBLESHOOTING,

PROBLEM-SOLVING SITUATION,AND I EXCEL AT THAT.

IT'S ME WORKINGAS HARD AS I CAN

TO BE THE BEST THAT I CAN BE,AND I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT IT.

I WANT TO WIN, I MEAN,I'M NOT GOING IN THERE TO LOSE.

I WANT TO SMASH THE FIRST GUYAS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

- WHEN I WAS 13,I GOT BURNT BECAUSE MY COUSINS

WERE PLAYING AROUNDWITH RUBBING ALCOHOL AND FIRE

AND IT SPILT OVERAND CAUGHT MY SHIRT ON FIRE.

MY WHOLE TORSO WAS BURNT.

THE SHORTS ON THE BACKOF MY LEGS

ENDED UP GETTING BURNTTO THE BACK OF MY LEGS.

HAVING THESE PHYSICAL SCARSON MY BODY,

I WAS IN A DARK PLACE,AND THEN SO MY DAD

COMES UP TO MEAND HE TELLS ME,

"DON'T LET THIS MAKE YOUA WEAKER PERSON.

YOU'VE GOT TO LEARN FROM IT,TRY TO GROW FROM IT."

AND THEN THAT'S WHERE I ADOPTEDTHE PERSONA OF THE PHOENIX.

THE PHOENIX RISESFROM THE ASHES,

AND YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHATI TRIED TO DO IN MY LIFE.

WHAT MAKES ME DANGEROUSIS MY STRENGTH.

I'M REAL AGGRESSIVE,AND I'M REAL GOOD

AT PICKING UPON PEOPLE'S FLAWS.

AND, LIKE, YOU KNOW,I'LL SEE--I'LL MAKE THEM

PAY FOR THEIR MISTAKES.

I WANT PEOPLE DOWN THE LINETO REMEMBER MY NAME.

I DON'T WANTTO JUST DISAPPEAR.

I'M HERE TO TEAR [bleep] UP.

- THIS TALE OF THE TAPEIS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY DAVE & BUSTERS.

VISIT DAVEANDBUSTERS.COM.

- COME ON, BOYS!

- OKAY, READY?READY?

FIGHT!

- SOUTHPAW.

- TONIGHT'S FIGHT CLOCKIS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME,IT'S MILLER TIME.

- UH-OH.- OOH.

- UH-OH.

- YEAH, LONG RANGE.

- HANDS UP.- GO TO YOUR RIGHT.

- HANDS UP, NICK.- DO THE DANCE. DO THE DANCE.

- NICE!- OH, MY GOD.

YEAH! HA-HA!

- I'VE GOT A CHANGEOF HEART ALREADY.

- YOU'RE SO FAIR-WEATHER.

- YOU DON'T RUN THROUGH A DOUBLEAND NOT GAIN MY TRUST.

- [laughs]- TOTALLY FAIR-WEATHER, YEAH.

- OH, NICE MOVE.- ALL RIGHT, NEVER MIND, HE'S--

WAIT, OKAY,I'M GONNA GO BACK.

- HE'S GOTTO LOCK THE LEGS.

HE'S ALL RIGHTWITH THE ARMS STRAIGHT.

- PUNCH RIGHT THROUGHTHE HOLE.

PUNCH RIGHT THROUGH THE HOLE.

- NEED TO CRAWL UPON THAT THOUGH.

- YOU'RE ALL RIGHT, COME ON.UP, UP, POSTURE UP THERE, BABY.

- KEEP WALKING WITH IT.- THERE YOU GO!

- YEAH.- PUT HIM IN THE CAGE.

- YEAH, KEEP PUNCHING.PERFECT.

- DON'T RUSH YOURSELF.CONTROLLED BURSTS.

- TAKE YOUR TIME!- POSITION FIRST.

- CROSS FACE! CROSS FACE!

- GET POSITION FIRST, BABY.THAT'S IT. POSITION FIRST.

- THAT'S NICE TRANSITION.- HEEL HOOK.

- GOING IN FOR AN ANKLE LOCK.- UH-OH.

- ROLL! KICK THE BUTT!- HE'S FREE. HE'S FREE.

- POP IT UP!GET UP! GET UP!

- OH, HE'S UP.- NICE JOB.

- YEAH.- NICE!

- NICK IS SCRAPPY!- GOOD FIGHT.

- OH!- WHERE'S YOUR JAB?

WHERE'S YOUR JAB?- COME ON, NICK!

POP IT OUT!- KEEP THROWING PUNCHES!

KEEP THROWING PUNCHES!YEAH!

- UPPERCUT! LEFT HOOK!

- PICK YOUR SHOTS, NICK!PICK YOUR SHOTS!

- CLEAR THE HEAD!CLEAR THE HEAD!

CLEAR THE HEAD, NICK!- DON'T STAY THERE! CIRCLE OUT!

OH!- WHOA.

- HE DIDN'T CLEAR THE HEAD.- ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW?

- HE DIDN'T CLEAR THE HEAD.- OH!

- UH-OH.- GET YOUR BACK TO THE MAT!

- FIGHT THE HANDS!- GRAB HIS HANDS!

- HAND CONTROL, NICK!

- WITH THE DOUBLE LEG, MAN.HE'S GOT ME ALL FIRED UP!

- NOW YOU NEED TO SWITCHTO THAT TOP GUY AGAIN.

- NOW I LIKE THE--- YEAH, HE'S IN A BAD SPOT.

- OH, HE'S GOT AN ARMTRAPPED IN THERE.

- HIS ARM'S STUCK.

- HE COULD END UP IN AN INNERARM BAR THERE OR TRIANGLE.

- GO ON TO HIS HEAD!I'D GO TO HIS HEAD HERE.

- WHEN YOU HAVE LONG LEGSLIKE THAT, A REVERSE TRIANGLE

IS REALLY GOOD FROM HERE.

- IT'S RIGHT THERE.- GO TO THE LEFT MORE, NICKY.

- OH, HE'S LOOKINGLIKE HE'S REALLY HUNTING

THAT ARM BAR.

- GO FORWARD, GO FORWARD.

HANG ON TO YOUR HAND.LEFT ARM, LEFT HIP.

LEFT ARM, LEFT HIP.DON'T LET HIM STRETCH IT OUT.

- YOU GOT IT.YOU GOT IT. IT'S DONE.

- IS HE IN A SHORT CHOKE?- I THINK HE'S GETTING CHOKED.

- NO, HE'S NOT.THERE'S NOTHING ON IT.

SEE, HE'S GOINGAFTER THAT ARM.

YEAH, HE'S GOINGAFTER THAT ARM.

- OH, AND STRAIGHT ARM BARON THE OTHER SIDE, YOU SEE THAT?

- YEAH.- WHOA, MAN.

IF HE LOCKS THAT TRIANGLE IN,WHICH HE JUST DID--

- PUT SOME PRESSUREON HIS HEAD!

PUT ALL YOUR PRESSUREON HIS HEAD!

- HE'S GOT THATINVERTED TRIANGLE.

- KEEP YOUR LEGS LOCKED TIGHT.

- THAT IS A LONG YOUNG MAN.HOLY COW.

[overlapping chatter]

- HOLD THE POSITION, NICK.- WOW.

- YOU'VE GOT, LIKE,TWO MORE MINUTES, BUDDY.

YOU GOT LOTS OF TIME.- COME ALL THE WAY AROUND.

- CAN BE HARD TO FINISHTHAT POSITION THOUGH.

- YEAH. HE'S GOTAN ARM BAR THERE.

- I ACTUALLY--THIS IS STUFF LIKE I DO.

STUFF YOU CAN'T FINISH,BUT YOU CAN--

- YEAH, IT'S CLOSE.HE'S GOTTA STAY ON THAT ARM BAR.

- YOU NEED TO PUNCH NOW!JUST LAY SOME PUNCHES DOWN!

RIGHT IN THE SIDE OF HIS FACEFROM RIGHT HERE,

HE DOESN'T NEED TO WORRYABOUT CEMENTING HIM.

- STACK, STACK, STACK!

GO FORWARD! GO FORWARD!DRIVE FORWARD!

POP OUT! POP OUT!- COME ON, NICK.

[overlapping chatter]

- KEEP THAT LEFT ARMON THE FLOOR, NICK!

KEEP THAT LEFT ARMON THE FLOOR, NICK!

- HE'S CINCHING IT UP.- GIVE ME THAT FLIP, NICK.

YOU'RE ALMOST THERE, BABY.- BAIL, BAIL, BAIL OUT, BAIL.

- ALL RIGHT,POP IT OUT!

- YEAH!- HIT HIM BACK!

- NOW PUNCH IT!- COME UP! COME UP!

- NICK! POSITION!

POSITION!HOLD HIM DOWN!

HOLD HIM DOWN,GET SOME SHOTS!

KEEP HIM DOWN!

- KEEP WORKING, BRENDAN.- HERE IT IS!

- UP, UP, UP, UP!- POP UP AND DROP HIM!

- TAKE HIS BACK,TAKE HIS BACK.

- HIT HIM!HIT HIM, NICK!

- YUP, HE'S TOO HIGH.- NICE!

- GO BACK THROUGH.

- NICK, YOU GOTTA HIT HIM.

OH!- OH, HE'S GOT HIS NECK.

HE'S UNDER HIS CHIN.

- OH-HO-HO!- STAY RELAXED!

- HE ABOUT GOT HIM.- MAKE SURE YOU SCRAMBLE.

YOU'RE LOOKING TO TOP, MAN.

- HE'S STILL A LITTLE LOOSE.OH, THERE HE GOES.

- LAY SOME PUNCHES!

- NICK, GET ON TOP!

- PUNCH HIM IN HIS EAR.

- STAY ON HIM.HIT HIM, NICK!

HIT HIM, NICK!HIT HIM! SET YOUR PUNCH UP!

- YEAH! KEEP THAT UP!

- SCORE YOUR POINTS,BABY, SCORE YOUR POINTS.

- HIT HIM!SET YOUR PUNCH UP!

- OH, HE'S GOTUNDER THE CHIN.

IS HE UNDER?- FINISH HIM!

- NO, HE'S FINISHING.- YEAH, THAT'S IT.

- AND IT'S ALL OVER! YEAH!- I LIKE THAT KID.

- NICE DOUBLING.- VERY NICE.

- ALL RIGHT, BOYS,THAT GUY WILL BE MINE.

- THE WINNER BY FIRST ROUNDREAR NAKED CHOKE,

NICK BARNES.

- NICE.

CONGRATULATIONS, NICK.- GOOD STUFF.

BOTH GUYS WERE IMPRESSIVETHOUGH, THEY HAD GOOD THINGS.

- YEAH, THAT WAS A REALLY GOODBACK AND FORTH BATTLE.

- I'M NOT EVEN GONNA LIE.

THAT FIRST KICK HE LANDED,THAT WAS A GOOD KICK.

IT WAS A REAL SOLID KICK.

AND THAT REALLY SETTHE PACE THOUGH, YOU KNOW?

ONCE I FOUND OUTHE'S HERE TO FIGHT, YOU KNOW,

I JUST KICKED IT UP IN GEARAND I WANT TO STAY.

I'M NOT LOOKING TO GO BACK HOMEAND GO BACK TO WORK.

I WANT TO STAY HEREAND HAVE FUN.

[laughs]

- I SAW IN NICK BARNESA VERY TALENTED STRIKER

AND ACTIVE FIGHTER.

YOU CAN TELL HIS GROUND GAMEIS A LITTLE GOOFY,

AND HE GOT CAUGHT UPIN THOSE SUBMISSION HOLDS,

AND HE SORT OF FOUGHTTHROUGH THEM WITH ATTRITION.

THERE WAS REALLYNO TECHNIQUE AND BLOCKING.

YOU CAN TELL HE'S GOT THE HEART,'CAUSE MOST PEOPLE

WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP FROM THATAND/OR, YOU KNOW,

NOT FIGURED A WAY OUT.

[cheers and applause]

- HOW'S IT GOING?- WELCOME, NICK BARNES.

CONGRATULATIONS, MAN.- THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

- WANT TO KNOW WHAT QUESTIONSYOU HAVE FOR OUR COACHES

IN FRONT OF YOU.

- YEAH, DEFINITELY.WHAT'S UP, GUYS?

- HEY, NICK.- HI, NICK.

- SO IS THERE ANYTHINGYOU GUYS SEE THAT YOU GUYS

CAN IMPROVE ON ME?

- THERE WAS A LOTOF FOCUS PROBLEMS, YOU KNOW,

BUT YOU DID A GREAT JOB OF,YOU KNOW, BEING ABLE

TO COME BACK OFF THE CLINCHAND THE TAKEDOWNS.

SO I MEAN, IT'S REAL EASY FOR USTO JUST KEEP BUILDING THAT

AT THIS CAMP.

- PRETTY WELL-ROUNDED GAME.

YOU MIXED UP YOUR STRIKING,HIGH AND LOW ATTACKS.

YOU HAD SOME GREAT SHOTS,AND I THINK FIRST AND FOREMOST,

WHEN YOU SAW AN OPPORTUNITYTO SEIZE THE DAY AND WIN,

YOU TOOK IT AND YOU WERE ON ITAND IT WAS OVER.

- I DON'T KNOWABOUT THESE GUYS, NICK,

BUT I'M GONNAFIGHT FOR YOU, MAN.

I LOVE YOUR STYLE.I LOVE WHAT YOU BROUGHT.

I COULD SEE YOUTHINKING AND LEARNING

AS YOU MOVED IN THERE.

YOU GOT ALL THE TENETSNECESSARY TO WIN THIS THING.

YOU JUST NEED THE RIGHT CAMP,AND SHAMROCK MMA IS YOUR CAMP.

- OH!- [scoffs]

- I WANT YOU ON MY CAMP'CAUSE I CAN HELP YOU

WIN THIS TOURNAMENT.

- NICE.OKAY, THANK YOU.

- IF YOU WANT SPEECHESAS WELL, RIGHT HERE.

- AND I GIVE GOOD SPEECHES TOO,BY THE WAY.

- HE CAN TALKAS WELL AS ANYBODY.

IT'S NOT ABOUT TALK,IT'S ABOUT ACTION.

- THAT'S RIGHT.- DON'T LISTEN TO THESE GUYS.

THEY DON'T KNOWWHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

- THIS DECISIONIS ULTIMATELY UP TO YOU.

SO WHICH CAMP DO YOU FEELIS GOOD FOR YOU?

- I THINK I WILL LIKETO GO WITH THE SHAMROCK CAMP.

- WELCOME TO THE FAMILY,BROTHER.

- THANK YOU.

- WE'D BE HAPPY TO BEAT YOUAT OUR TEAM NOW.

[laughter]

- I'M SO EXCITEDTO HAVE NICK BARNES.

THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED.

22-YEAR-OLD KID,FRESH MIND, WILLING TO LEARN.

AND HE CHOSE ME, SO I KNOWHE WANTS WHAT I HAVE.

AND THIS KID'S GONNA MAKETREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT.

- FRANK IS ONEOF THOSE GUYS WHO'S BEEN

IN SOME BAD SPOTS HIMSELFAND MANAGED TO STAY COMPOSED

AND FIND WAYSTO WIN FIGHTS,

SO I THINK THOSE TWO ARE GONNAMESH WELL AND, YOU KNOW,

WE'LL FIND A WAYTO BEAT THEM.

- THE NEXT FIGHT TO GETTO CHOOSE THEIR CAMP

IS DARRYL COBBVERSUS AJ MATTHEWS.

- MARTIAL ARTS GIVE ME BALANCE,GIVE ME PEACE.

ALL THIS FIGHTING AND STUFFPEOPLE SEE, YOU KNOW,

THAT'S JUSTPART OF IT, MAN.

THE TRUE BENEFIT IS FINDINGINNER PEACE AND SELF,

AND THAT'S WHATTHE MARTIAL ARTS DID FOR ME.

WHAT REALLY, REALLY, REALLYCHANGED ME WAS MY MOM'S DEATH.

MY MOM DIED IN '99.

INSTEAD OF IT MAKING MEGO INTO WHERE I'M FIXIN'

TO JUST GO OUT THERE AND,YOU KNOW, DO DUMB STUFF, I SAID,

"YOU KNOW WHAT?I GOTTA GET A JOB."

I'M A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT.

I'M A FULL-TIME FATHER.I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT.

I'M REAL PASSIONATEABOUT WHAT I DO.

I'M GONNA HAVE THAT TITLE.THAT'S MY GOAL.

- I GREW UP IN RAPID CITY,SOUTH DAKOTA.

THE ONE THINGTHAT I DIDN'T NOTICE

BUT REALLY AFFECTEDTHE REST OF MY FAMILY,

MY MOM AND MY BROTHERS,WAS THAT WE'RE BROWN

IN A PREDOMINATELY WHITE AREA.

FOR MY BROTHERS, IT WASREAL TOUGH TO DEAL WITH.

MY BROTHER, HE WAS INTO DRUGSAND THERE WAS A LOT OF STRESS

IN THE HOUSE, CAUSING A LOTOF TENSION WITH MY PARENTS.

WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLD,MY PARENTS MADE THE CHOICE

TO HAVE ME MOVE INWITH MY HALF-BROTHER.

I'M LIKE, "YEAH, I'M DOWN TO GOTO CALIFORNIA," OF COURSE.

WHO DOESN'T WANTTO GO TO CALIFORNIA?

ON OUR FREE TIME, WE WOULDGO TO OUR FRIEND'S GARAGE

AND HE WOULD TEACHA JUJITSU LESSON.

GUYS WOULD START COMINGTO THE GARAGE,

AND THEN IT ALL SNOWBALLEDINTO THIS THING

WHERE I'M DOING MMA.

- RED CORNER READY?

BLUE CORNER READY?

GO.

- LET'S SEE WHO DRAWSFIRST BLOOD HERE.

DARRYL'S GOTA LOT OF POWER.

- YEAH.

- COBB'S GOT GREAT FOOTWORK,

GREAT PUNCHINGAND KICKING COMBINATIONS.

AND I THINK THAT ALLOWEDCOBB TO STEAL THE FIRST ROUND.

- NICE!

- PUT THE HOOK! PUT THE HOOK!- GET BOTH LEGS IN!

ALL RIGHT, GET HIS NECK!

- THAT FIRST ROUND,IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE AJ

WAS GONNA MAKE IT OUT OF IT,TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

[bell rings]

- THAT WAS A GREAT ROUND.- MAN, I LIKED THAT.

COBB HAS THAT ONEIN MY BOOK.

- RED CORNER READY?BLUE CORNER READY?

- ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.LOOKIT, HE'S FIRED UP.

- YEAH.- OH!

- AFTER LOSINGTHE FIRST ROUND,

MATTHEWS LANDEDSOME DEVASTATING KICKS.

- OH.

- WHOA!- OH!

- WOW.- WOW!

- THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL KICK.

- AND HE WAS ABLETO TAKE COBB DOWN,

HOLD HIM DOWN,AND NOT LET HIM UP AGAIN.

- ALL RIGHT,DON'T SLOW DOWN.

- OH, NICE!NICE, AJ!

- KEEP GOING.KEEP GOING.

- WHOA, I THOUGHTTHAT WAS IT.

[bell rings]- BREAK.

- WHOA.- IS THERE A THIRD ROUND?

- ONE APIECE?

- I THINK IT MIGHTBE A THIRD ROUND.

- SO WE'LL CALL A MAJORITY DRAW?- CORRECT.

- COBB SEEMS A LITTLE TIRED.WE'LL SEE IF HE CAN--

- OH, HE DOES?- READY, CORNERS?

LET'S GO.

- IT'S A UNIQUE SITUATION

TO HAVE IT COME TO A SUDDENVICTORY ROUND LIKE THIS

WHERE, YOU KNOW,THE OTHER TWO ROUNDS

ARE THROWN AWAY AND ALLWE'RE BEING JUDGED ON NOW

IS THIS FIVE MINUTESRIGHT HERE.

- YEAH!- NICE.

- JAB-KICK ALL DAY.

INSIDE, OUTSIDE,HIGH, LOW, MIDDLE.

- NICE.

- FINISH!- AND HE'S GOING DOWN.

OOH!

- THAT'S A GAME-STOPPERRIGHT THERE.

- AJ'S POSITIONING,HIS GROUND GAME,

HIS UNDERSTANDINGOF GROUND-AND-POUND

WERE VERY EFFECTIVE.

[bell rings]- BREAK.

- GOOD JOB, AJ.

- YOUR WINNER, 29-28ON ALL THREE SCORECARDS

BY UNANIMOUS DECISION,AJ MATTHEWS.

[applause]

- I'M HAPPY THAT--'CAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF WEIGHT

ON OUR SHOULDERS HERE.

I GOT SOME RING TIME.ONTO THE NEXT ONE, YO.

I'M PUMPED.

- I WAS VERY IMPRESSEDWITH MATTHEWS.

I THOUGHT HE WASVERY, VERY GOOD.

HE WAS IN A LITTLE TROUBLEIN THE FIRST ROUND

AND WAS ABLE TO COME BACKIN THE SECOND,

AND THEN THAT ULTIMATELYLED TO A THIRD.

HE PULLED THAT OUTAS WELL.

- AJ MATTHEWS.CONGRATULATIONS, MY MAN.

- THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

- YOU GOT FOUR OFTHE BEST COACHES IN THE WORLD

IN FRONT OF YOU.

WHAT WE WANT TO KNOWIS WHAT YOU

WANT TO KNOW OF THEM,MY MAN.

- I LOOK FORWARDTO YOUR CRITICISM

OR WHATEVER YOU GOTTO SAY ABOUT ME.

- YOU GOT GREAT TIMINGAND GOOD VARIATIONS

IN YOUR STRIKING.

YOUR LEVEL CHANGESWERE WONDERFUL.

YOU COULD FINISHTAKEDOWNS BETTER,

BY GETTING IN ON THAT DOUBLE.

RANDY MIGHT BE ABLETO HELP YOU WITH THAT,

BUT IT'S DOUBTFUL.

- [chuckles]

- I'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUON MY TEAM.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOWED GREAT HEARTAND GREAT SPIRIT OUT THERE.

- THANK YOU SO MUCH.

- FRANK'S TIME OF FIGHTINGWAS BEFORE MY TIME AS A FAN.

I'M SURE HE COULDTEACH ME A TON,

BUT I'M NOT SUREWHAT IT WOULD BE.

- I THINK OUR CAMPIS MORE OF A STRATEGY CAMP

THAN, YOU KNOW,FRANK'S CAMP.

SO I THINK IF YOU WANTTO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE,

THE BELLATOR CHOICE...

- [laughs]

- THIS IS YOUR MANRIGHT HERE, BABY.

- ALL RIGHT, COOL.

MR. JACKSON.

- WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THINGABOUT FIGHTING?

- I LIKE THE COMPETITION.I LIKE "THIS IS MY TOOL.

IS IT SHARPERTHAN YOUR TOOL?"

- IRON SHARPENS IRON, AJ.I THINK WE CAN MAKE YOU SHARP.

YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB TODAY.I WAS VERY IMPRESSED.

I THINK WE CAN TAKE THOSE THINGSAND HELP YOU REFINE THEM.

GOT A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONINGCOACH THAT'S GONNA HELP US PEAK,

MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RENOT OVERDONE,

THAT YOU PEAKAT THE RIGHT TIME

SO THAT YOU'RETHE LAST MAN STANDING.

- COOL.- BIG CHOICE IN FRONT OF YOU.

YOU HAVE A HUGE DECISIONTHAT COULD DEFINE HOW FAR

YOU MOVE IN THE TOURNAMENTAND WHETHER OR NOT

YOU WIN THISWHOLE COMPETITION.

THE CHOICEIS ULTIMATELY YOURS.

WHICH CAMPDO YOU CHOOSE?

- UM...

MAN, IT'S CRAZY.

I DON'T WANT ANYBODYTO TAKE OFFENSE

BY WHAT I GOT TO SAY.

- THE CHOICEIS ULTIMATELY YOURS.

WHICH CAMP DO YOU CHOOSE?

- UH...

MAN.

I WOULD REALLY LIKE IT,MR. COUTURE,

IF I COULD BEON YOUR TEAM.

- WE WOULD BE EXTREMELY HAPPYTO HAVE YOU, AJ.

I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTINGA CHANCE TO WORK WITH YOU A LOT.

I THINK AJMADE A GOOD CHOICE.

I'M HAPPY TO GET THE CHANCETO WORK WITH HIM.

- THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCHFOR ALL YOUR WORDS.

- NO PROBLEM.GOOD LUCK, MAN.

- THANK YOU SO MUCH.- CONGRATULATIONS, AJ.

BEST OF LUCKTO YOU, BROTHER.

- AJ MADE A BAD CHOICE,YOU KNOW,

WENT TO COUTURE'S TEAM.

I BELIEVE HE WOULDHAVE BEEN GREAT WITH ME.

I BELIEVE THE MENTAL STUFFTHAT HE NEEDS,

HE WOULD HAVE GOTTENFROM OUR TEAM A LITTLE BETTER.

- RANDY COUTUREWELCOMES HIS FIRST FIGHTER

TO XTREME COUTURE.

FOUR FIGHTERSHAVE MADE THEIR CHOICE

AND EACH CAMPHAS ONE APIECE.

TONIGHT'S LAST MATCHUPTO DETERMINE WHO WILL GET

TO CHOOSE THEIR CAMPAND MOVE INTO THE FIGHT HOUSE

IS JOSH QUAYHAGENVERSUS CHRIS LOZANO.

- WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE,I KIND OF GOT INTO

THE PARTY SCENE A GOOD BIT,MADE SOME MISTAKES.

GOT IN SOME TROUBLEAND REALLY HURT SOME PEOPLE

PRETTY BAD.

I DECIDED TO BUILD MY OWN GYM.START IT UP.

GOD, I KNOW IT,HAS PUT ME WHERE I AM TODAY.

HE TOLD ME THAT I NEEDEDTO BUILD THIS GYM,

THE GYM THAT I NOW OWN.

I DO FITNESS, TEACH KARATE,

AND ALL THISFUNDS MY TRAINING.

I MEAN, WE HAVE "GO GOD"WRITTEN ON THE OUTSIDE OF IT.

MMA KIND OF BROUGHT METO MY FAITH AND NOW MY FAITH

HAS BROUGHT MY MMATO THE NEXT LEVEL.

YOU KNOW, WHENI STARTED FEARING GOD,

I STOPPED FEARING MAN.

- MY FATHER WAS INCARCERATEDFOR KILLING SOMEONE.

I WAS MAYBE EIGHT,NINE YEARS OLD AT THE TIME.

REALIZING THAT YOU'RE PROBABLYNEVER GONNA SEE YOUR DAD AGAIN,

THERE WASA BIG HOLE THERE.

AT NIGHT, I'M OUT ON THESTREETS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

AND I'M RUNNINGWITH DRUG DEALERS,

I'M RUNNING WITH PEOPLEROBBING PEOPLE.

I HAD TWO DIFFERENT PATHSTO GO DOWN, YOU KNOW.

AND I HAD TO MAKE A DECISION,AND I JUST LEFT THAT LIFE BEHIND

AND I WENTIN THE DIRECTION OF MMA.

A LOT OF THESE DUDESHAVEN'T FOUGHT YET.

THEY HAVEN'T FOUGHTNOBODY WHOSE FIGHTING

TO FEED HIS CHILD.

YOU KNOW, IT'S ALLOR NOTHING FOR ME.

THAT'S THE WAYI LIKE TO FIGHT, MAN.

I LIKE TO JUST SET GUYS UP,AND THEN BEFORE THEY KNOW IT,

IT'S A WRAP.

I'VE BEEN IN THIS GAMEFOR A LITTLE BIT.

I'VE BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE,SO I THINK PEOPLE ALREADY KNOW

WHAT I HAVE TO OFFERIN THAT CAGE, YOU KNOW?

I SEE THESE DUDESWHEN I'M WALKING AROUND,

AND THEY KNOW WHAT'S UP.

- FIGHTER READY?FIGHTER READY?

FIGHT!

- OH, NICE.THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

TURNED THAT KNEERIGHT INSIDE, YOU SEE THAT?

- WOW.- [laughs]

OH, THAT JUSTWOKE ME UP RIGHT THERE.

- [laughs]- OH!

- WOW, JUST POWERED DOWN.

- RIGHT INTO MOUNT.- JUST POWERED HIM DOWN.

CHRIS WAS JUSTABLE TO MUSCLE HIM.

HE WAS JUST RAG-DOLLING HIM.

IT WAS A STRENGTH ISSUE,I THINK, MORE THAN ANYTHING,

AND SO I FELT THAT HE EDGEDTHE ROUND OUT FOR DAMAGE.

- NICE HEAD KICK.- OH!

- STAY FOCUSED!KEEP YOUR HANDS UP!

[bell rings]- BREAK!

- HE'S TIRED, JOSH.KEEP PUSHING, BUDDY.

- WELL, HE NEEDS TO.I THINK HE'S DOWN A ROUND.

- FIGHTER READY?FIGHTER READY?

FIGHT!

- GOOD.

- NICE.

OOH!- OH, NICE.

- STAY FOCUSED!COME ON, JOSH!

- OH, DANG!- TAKE HIS LEGS OUT AGAIN!

- [laughs]

- JOSH IS ROLLING OVER HIS HEAD,AND THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS

WHEN YOU'RE TRYINGTO DO THAT DEFENSE.

- YEAH, BUT HE'S STUCK.HE'S GOT HIS ARM LIKE THIS.

- YEAH.OH, THERE HE GOES.

- LOZANO HADA WELL-ROUNDED GAME

AND A REALLY GOODUNDERSTANDING OF POSITION.

AND HE ENDED UPTYING THIS KID UP

WITH THAT SEATBELTTO CHOP THAT BOTTOM ARM OFF.

- AAH. THAT'S UGLY.

- OH, HE'S IN BIG TROUBLE HERE.

- HE'S GOT THATBOTTOM ARM TRAPPED.

HE CAN'T PROTECT HIS FACE.

- OH!

- THOSE ARE A LOTOF PUNCHES.

- OH, NO, THAT SUCKS.

OH, YOU HEAR THAT LANDING?- YEAH.

- DO YOU HEAR THAT POUNDING?- YEAH, LOOK AT HIS FACE.

- YEAH.

- EVEN IF HE WINS,HIS FACE IS SMASHED, DUDE.

HE'S DONE.

[bell rings]- BREAK.

- WOW.

- DAMN, MAN, HE IS NOTFEELING GOOD RIGHT NOW.

HIS FACE IS LOOKING--

- YEAH, IT WAS A VERY,VERY PHYSICAL FIGHT.

- YOUR WINNERBY UNANIMOUS DECISION,

20-18 ON ALL CARDS,CHRIS LOZANO.

- GOOD JOB, MAN.

GOOD JOB.

- WONDERFUL EMOTIONS, MAN.THAT'S WHY WE FIGHT.

IT FEELS SO GOOD.SO GOOD.

- GOD IS SO GOOD.HE'S BEEN GREAT TO ME.

I HAVE A LOT TO LOOK ATAND BE POSITIVE ABOUT...

JUST NOT THE MIRRORRIGHT NOW.

- CHRIS LOZANOLOOKED REALLY IMPRESSIVE.

HE WAS FAST, HE WAS CRISP,

YOU CAN TELLHE'S A BIG WRESTLER.

I LIKED HIM A LOT.

- HE'S A VETERAN.

I MEAN THAT WOULD DEFINITELYBE A GUY I WANT ON MY TEAM.

- CHRIS LOZANO.CONGRATULATIONS, MY MAN.

- THANK YOU.THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

- GREAT PERFORMANCE.GREAT AGGRESSION.

YOU GOT FOUR OFTHE BEST COACHES IN THE WORLD

SITTING IN FRONT OF YOU.

WHAT QUESTIONSDO YOU HAVE FOR THEM?

- I WAS JUST HAVINGSOME QUESTIONS FOR THE COACHES

AS FAR AS WHAT THEY SAWIN MY FIGHT

AND WHAT THEY THOUGHTTHAT I COULD IMPROVE UPON.

- YOU HAVE WONDERFULPUNCHING POWER.

YOUR POSITIONAL GAMEON THE GROUND IS REALLY GOOD.

I GOT CONCERNED 'CAUSE YOUGOT TIRED A LITTLE BIT EARLY.

YOU TOOK SOME SHOTS THATI THINK YOU DIDN'T NEED TO TAKE.

- I THOUGHT YOU RECOGNIZED THATYOU WERE HAVING MORE SUCCESS

WITH THE TAKEDOWNS AND PUTTINGTHIS GUY ON THE GROUND.

THE SEATBELT OVERON THE FENCE WAS BEAUTIFUL.

I MEAN, THAT SECUREDTHE FIGHT, I THINK.

- I LIKED EVERYTHINGYOU DID OUT THERE.

YOUR POWER WAS AWESOME.

I THINK YOUR CONDITIONING

HAD A LITTLE BITOF A PROBLEM.

BUT AS SOON AS YOUDIDN'T WORRY ABOUT CONDITIONING,

YOU KICKED SOME BUTT AGAIN.

SO I WOULD LOVETO WORK WITH YOU.

- ABSOLUTELY.THANK YOU.

- AND JOE CAN REALLY TEACH YOUHOW TO TAKE PUNCHES, TOO.

- YEAH.- RIGHT ON THE CHIN IF NEED BE.

- HEY! HEY!- THAT MAN RIGHT THERE.

- WE TAKE THEMAND WE TAKE THEM DOWN.

AND WE LEAVE WITH THE BELT!

- MR. JACKSON.- CHRIS, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

- YOU TOO.

- WELL, I'VE TRAINED CHRISQUITE A BIT IN NEW MEXICO.

HE'S COME DOWN TO THE GYMAND WORKED OUT BEFORE

AND WE LIKE HIMQUITE A BIT.

HE'S GONNA BEAN AMAZING TEAMMATE

AND AN AMAZING FIGHTER.

I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH,WHEN YOU GOT TIRED,

HOW YOU CAME BACK AGAIN.

THAT SHOWEDA LOT OF HEART,

AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSEDWITH THAT.

- I THINK YOU SHOULD GOTO GREG JACKSON'S CAMP.

- THIS GUY HAS PROBABLYGOT A BETTER STRATEGY

AND GAME FOR YOU,UNLESS YOU WANT TO GO WITH ME,

AND THEN I'D BE HAPPYTO BE YOUR COACH,

AND I'LL TRAIN YOUTO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY

AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

I REALLY WANT LOZANOIN MY CAMP,

BUT I'M GONNAPLAY A DANGEROUS ONE

AND TRY TO PUSH HIM OFF

AND HOPE HE COMES BACK.

- WHICH CAMPDO YOU CHOOSE, CHRIS?

- FIRST OF ALL,I WANT TO THANK GREG JACKSON

FOR HELPING ME TO BECOMETHE FIGHTER THAT I AM.

I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE HEREIF IT WASN'T FOR GREG.

UM, BUT AS SOMEBODYTOLD ME THOUGH,

"IF YOU HAVE A CHANCETO LEARN FROM ONE GREAT MIND,

WHAT'S WRONG WITH LEARNINGFROM TWO GREAT MINDS?"

SO, UH...

IF TEAM SHAMROCKWOULD HAVE ME,

I'D LIKE TO BE A PARTOF YOU GUYS' TEAM.

- WE'D BE HONOREDTO HAVE YOU.

I GOT THE GUY I WANTED,AND I THINK

HE'S ONE OF THE TOP-RANKED GUYSIN THIS TOURNAMENT.

- CHRIS, YOU'RE FREETO GO, MY MAN.

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU, BRO.CONGRATULATIONS, MAN.

- GOOD LUCK.- NICE FIGHT.

- APPRECIATE IT, BROTHER.

- GOOD JOB.- GOOD LUCK, MAN.

- NEXT TIME,ON FIGHT MASTER...

THE ROUND OF 32 CONTINUES,AS THESE MEN DO BATTLE

FOR A CHANCETO LIVE AND TRAIN

UNDER ONE ROOF.

- OH!

- ONLY 16WILL MOVE ON AND LEARN

FROM ONE OF THESEFOUR MMA LEGENDS.

- YOU NEED TO GETYOUR HEAD RIGHT,

AND NOT JUST FOR THIS GAME,BUT FOR THE GAME OF LIFE.

- THE STAKES:A $100,000 PRIZE,

A SPOT INTHE BELLATOR TOURNAMENT,

AND THE RIGHTTO BE CALLED FIGHT MASTER.

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