TUF 6 Quickcap
Not looking for a minute-by-minute account of each episode? Just want the basic facts so that you're all caught up for the next week? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's go straight to my quickcap of episode four of The Ultimate Fighter 6.
How badly do the Matts hate each other?: One of the most enjoyable parts of this season is watching the two coaches poke at each other. It's obvious they hate each other and this week Matt Serra continued calling Matt Hughes a "jerk" and questioning his intelligence. Serra also relished the fact that Hughes was not pleased with Billy Miles' loss the previous week. I don't believe there's anything evil about the hatred between these two -- in fact their antics kind of give me a chuckle. These are two very passionate individuals and I think they are looking for any edge they can get. I'm not saying the two will become friends like BJ Penn and Jens Pulver did after the last season of TUF, but I don't think their animosity is malicious in any way.
Reality drama: This week's drama involved Dorian Price, who was eliminated in the second episode. Price had a beef with a cameraman he felt was overzealous in filming him when Price was feeling ill. So, Price made what appeared to be a threatening move towards the cameraman before being cut off by Miles. In my opinion, this was an honest mistake made by someone feeling the pressure of being on a reality show. Price snapped because he was injured and emotional. I like Price's attitude about training and I think he is on the show for all the right reasons and I believe Dana White handled the moment perfectly. Besides, I'm beginning to enjoy watching Price talk himself into a frenzy almost every week. He has an amusingly vivid imagination and with Joe Scarola gone, we need someone else to psychoanalyze.
The fight: Last night Team Serra chose its own Richie Hightower to take on Team Hughes' Blake Bowman. Bowman was apparently one of the least-experienced fighters on the show and came off more as the house's court jester than anything else. Unfortunately for Bowman, Hightower got the last laugh with a very quick first round TKO.
The score: Team Serra now leads Team Hughes 3-1. Team Hughes picks the next fight.
Next week's teaser: Mac Danzig (who is quickly establishing himself as the respected leader of the house) gets really annoyed with Bowman.