The Ultimate Fighter 7 finale, Anderson Silva and video games
Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 finale ranked as a solid “meh” in my book. A slightly surprising win by Amir Sadollah over C.B. Dalloway. A more surprising uninspired tank-job by Evan Tanner. And, the only great fight at the event didn’t even make it on TV. Good thing it’s online for free.
Dustin Hazelett is an underrated fighter and this fight won the $20,000 Fight of the Night bonus. Hazelett also picked up the Submission of the Night bonus with his armbar of Josh Burkman. Definitely worth a look. On a scale from 1 to awesome, this fight is pretty close to awesome and well above 1.
The Ultimate Fighter 7 season finale couldn’t have ended without some controversy. Dalloway is whining that he didn’t tap. Well, he did tap, but only once. He didn’t mean it. Really.
“With the tap, I didn’t fully commit to the tap, but I did hit him once. I guess they ruled that a tap. I thought you had to go on and start tapping out. I did hit him once. Right as I did that, I felt my arm get into a position where I could get out. At that point Herb (Dean) ruled it as a tap out.”
He ruled it tap because ... get ready for it ... YOU TAPPED! Controversy over.
SI.com has an interview with Dana White. Not as good as mine, but then again, my massive ego wouldn’t allow me to admit it even if it was. Still an interesting read. Would’ve liked to see more follow-ups but definitely covers some different ground. Among the more interesting points is White claiming John McCain started the UFC. Someone should tell him you can’t trust everything you read on Wikipedia.
I’m starting to think you can judge a White interview by the amount of [expletive deleted]s in it. I know some people have a problem with his cursing but those complaints fall squarely in the “making mountains out of molehills” category. Love him or hate him, he’s the most important man in MMA. He’s also one entertaining [expletive deleted].
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