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Efrain Escudero’s TUF 8 Blog: Episode 9

(Come on now, Antonio, that simply isn’t true.)

Let the drunken debauchery begin again. After Dave Kaplan’s fight, Tom Lawlor decided to get drunk with Kaplan. They began to drink each other’s piss, which in itself is just disgusting. But these guys were downing them like shots of tequila. The sad thing is they did not even show the grossest part. Kyle Kingsbury took a plate and a towel into the bathroom and came out with nice big hot steamy Lincoln Log on a platter. He told the guys he would give some cash to whoever eats it. Tom held a piece up to his mouth but couldn’t go through with it. The pot kept getting bigger with us all chipping in, but no one went through with it. I hope they put that on the DVD…GOOD TIMES.

To quote Smokey from Friday — Kaplan “got knocked the Fuck out, Man!” That was even funnier watching it than hearing about it. Kaplan is an extremely smart guy but sometimes I question his intelligence by first asking for someone to “try” and knock him out. Second for not admitting that he got knocked out knowing full well it was on camera. There is one issue with Kaplan and that is he will not admit when he is wrong. He’s a bit delusional. He can’t get knocked out, he is the best looking guy in the house, and he gets more chicks than anybody. The list could go on.

The prank on Krzysztof Soszynski was pretty funny and only fitting since he initiated the pranks-before-fights ritual. It didn’t take much time for us to put all the stuff in his room. It was funny to see that his teammates didn’t help. His prank in return actually made his team upset too. It must have taken a lot of time but everybody in the house was affected. Krzysztof had to take all the stuff in himself.

(Not pictured: Tom Lawlor in assless chaps.)

The coaches’ challenge was hilarious, watching two fighters play soccer. Coach Nog came through, winning us a thousand dollars each that we used for an after party. However, did Mir just say that he is two hundred times the athlete as Big Nog? With all due respect, is Mir related to Dave Kaplan? Do these guys come from La La land? Please remember Coach Mir, I did say “with all due respect.” (To quote Ricky Bobby)

Now to the fight. It was no secret what the next matchup was going to be. Krzysztof Soszynski and Kyle were the only two fighters left at 205. It was interesting to see Vinny not supporting his teammate. Is this the beginning of a rivalry? They are both from the same school, Team Quest. It might have something to do with Krzysztof and Elliot saying they are going to meet in the finals back on week 5. But could it also have something to do with Dan Henderson showing up to prepare Krzysztof and not Vinny? I might be reading too much into this but I found it interesting.

As far as the actual fight goes, we were pretty confident that Kyle was going to win. We felt that the blue team guys (with the exception of Vinny I guess) were underestimating Kyle. They forgot that Kyle lost to Bader to get on the show. Bader is an All American wrestler. I thought Kyle was going to knock Krzysztof out standing, but I also didn’t think Krzysztof had a ground game. Kyle is a pure physical specimen and played football. He needs more experience and he will be a force. Krzysztof showed his experience and is now in the semis.

Stayed tuned for next week to see the last fight for my weight class before the semis!!!!


Other notes on the episode…

— Besides the piss-drinking thing, Dave and Tom are fond of wearing Speedos around the house. “It’s horrendous,” Shane Nelson says. Tom Lawlor also goes to bed with a sleep mask — another sign of a man who totally loves women.

— Dana White has never played baseball.

Frank Mir asshole quote of the week: “At first I was really upset with them as far at how disrespectful they were, but then I realized that a lot of them are losers. They’re never gonna be studs. That’s just the way it is.”

— Next week will feature the last quarter-final match, George Roop vs. “hard-hugging lightweight John Polakowski.” It’s the moment none of you have been waiting for!

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Crackgibson- November 16, 2008 at 2:37 pm
Blackleg - actually, Dana called Nover the next GSP. Looking forward to next week when he refers to Junie as the next Dana White. "That scrappy little whippersnapper sure reminds me of me when I was younger...and had hair."
Junebug- November 14, 2008 at 1:48 am
>>>>Mr.Ha, Muaha said: "Krzysztof is obviously a better fighter and that dude is entertaining as well...So kudos to that commie bastard."<<<<

Damn! I got so caught up in the U.S. election, I missed some major world news. When did Canada go commie???

just some dong- November 14, 2008 at 1:16 am
as funny as it was seeing kaplan get hit, it was kinda fucked up that dude actually hit him. yeah, he was asking for it, but wtf... the guy was shit faced. douche who hit him would probably have handed him his car keys too if he'd asked. that guy comes across as more of a ass IMO.

also, they showed short clips of a blond dude getting belted in the house much earlier in the season, and i was sure it was gonna be junie. why couldn't it have been junie!? now that's a drunk i'd fucking smack.
Blackleg- November 13, 2008 at 11:53 am
@newotnek: Dana said it was Nover (sp), the dude that beat Kaplan.

Personally, I don't see it.
SaltyWangJuice- November 13, 2008 at 7:40 am
i just finished watching and i have to say even though krystov or however you spell it, didn't look like he was the best dude in the house..but that is just my opinion..i wonder how much money dana white sleeps with besides chuck and tito..:-!
Mr.Ha, Muaha- November 13, 2008 at 4:01 am
There's something so rewarding about watching a supreme douche-bag get KTFO,
sorta feels like Christmas morning.
I hope Mir gets his due reward from Minitoro on the big day too.

I am kinda bummed Kyle lost, cuz that cat is hilarious, but Krzysztof is obviously a better fighter and that dude is entertaining as well. (in the ring and out) So kudos to that commie bastard.

Good episode over all, hope John goes bananas and demolishes George next week.
Jburg- November 13, 2008 at 2:16 am
I liked Martin from Sweden before, but now I don't, he's just another ignorant Swede... like... well... well I guess Sweden sucks so bad that they don't even have people famous enough to hate on. The only famous Swede worth listing is Magnus Samuelsson and how can you hate the world's strongest man.

I guess I shied away from my point, which is that Martin is an ignorant pile of leprechaun testicles because he generalized all Americans as being stupid like Bush and Mir. Get some.
Martin from Sweden- November 13, 2008 at 1:34 am
I liked Mir before..but now i dont..he is just cocky...just another stupid bush
MarMAr- November 12, 2008 at 8:52 pm
Anyone notice how bad the editing can be sometimes. Sometimes they have haircuts, sometimes Vinny's hair is blonde, other times Tom is on top of Kaplan, and then Kaplan is on top of Tom
walrus- November 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm
What American has never played baseball?

seems rediculous.
NICK DIAZ FOR PREZ...HOMEY!!- November 12, 2008 at 6:48 pm
Frank Mir=Piece of Shit
Kowe- November 12, 2008 at 6:05 pm
The knockout was hilarious! I kept rewinding the DVR just to hear Kaplan snore when he got dropped. I was laughing my ass off! hahaha! he must be embarrassed having seen himself deny that he was KO'd. You're right Efrain, maybe he and Mir are related or they just live in the same world.
ife hearted- November 12, 2008 at 5:50 pm
the assless chaps comment was hilarious.
I remember thinking "what the FUCK is he doing wearing a speedo in a soccer field?"
mmablaster- November 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm
This season has been really entertaining.

I think Mir is talking smack because he is scared of Big Nog. I'm guessing he is trying to hype himself up, kind of like Dave Kaplan.
Ryan- November 12, 2008 at 4:39 pm
I would knock the camera guy THE FUCK OUT just so I could knock out Kaplan again, and again, and again, without getting kicked off the show. As soon as he woke up, I'd fucking put his dumb ass back to sleep.

I hate dumb fucks that think THEY are the ones that can't be knocked out.
Just like dumbass mighty moe getting knocked the fuck out by Kao Klai. Just like Butterbean getting ktfo. Just like Polakowski knocking Olaf the fuck out.
LongIslandGuy- November 12, 2008 at 4:22 pm
I don't understand where Mir gets off thinking he's this tremendous athlete. He might be a good fighter, but athlete ? I dont think so, he couldnt kick, move anywhere to block the ball and when he was running at some point hes looked like some loser JV linemen from high school football. He's a little to high on himself as a person.
Earl- November 12, 2008 at 3:46 pm
@ Ron Perlman

Ummmm...Hellboy Head!
Ron Perlman- November 12, 2008 at 2:41 pm
@ Earl
Hey, I resemble that remark!
newotnek- November 12, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Still waiting for Dana to say which fighter is going to be the next Anderson Silva.... John Polakowski maybe???
Blackleg- November 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Kyle says post-fight that he didn't know K-Sos had that good a ground game. I guess none of Nog's guys were aware of the IFL. Why they thought somebody being a 'football player' equals easy victory is beyond me.

I did get a chuckle out of neither one of them being able to bring a knee higher than each others' junk. WTF, start training to knee above the fucking belly button and you might actually hurt a guy with one sometime.

Kyle's "transition" (in quotes because I'm not sure he was really sure where the fuck he was trying to go) was so goddamn slow I don't know how anyone could have missed that armbar.
Geriatric Peon- November 12, 2008 at 1:11 pm
It would make me SO happy if Mir would come out in a Cobra Kai gi for his fight with Nog.
ruckus- November 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm
mayhem, i totally agree with you. I've been waiting for him to fight for a long time. Every time i see him he's doing some nice looking striking work. He seems to care about being there a lot, and does seem to be one of the more focused on his training (not drinking, etc etc).

I'm glad we're finally getting into the semis... say what you want about TUF but there are actually some exciting match ups coming up amongst these guys. Junie vs whoever, Nover vs whoever, Krzytsztof vs whoever, Vinny vs whoever. I'm interested in these fights.

It's been an alright season so far, as far as having good potential UFC fighters training for the TUF fight night.
C-Bus Allstar- November 12, 2008 at 12:58 pm
Damnit. I used to like Mir when he announced for the WEC, now I see he really is the king of douche. Self-absorbed prick.. I can't wait until Big Nog stomps a mudhole in his ass.
Earl- November 12, 2008 at 12:52 pm
These shows are edited beyond all recognition. But...Mir is really coming off as a jerk lately. I really liked him coming into this. Now, not so much.

Nog, I really hadn't seen much of him prior to the show. Gotta say he's great. Seems to genuinely care about the guys and not in a Tito- I Got a Fight Coming Up I Gotta Hype way.

Dave "Ron Perlman Head" Kaplan and his knocked out snoring. Bubba, you were out.

The fight was o.k. Win or lose, I bet both of 'em are back in the UFC after this.
mayhem420- November 12, 2008 at 12:52 pm
I dont know but I am picking: John Polakowski to go over Roop and possibly to the end. It just seems like they have been down playing him on the show.
Also every time you see that kid his face is brusied up. That just makes me think he might be training a little more harder than some of these other clowns.
I could see him taking out Junie in the semis.

Oh and yea I used to like Frank Mir as a fighter but after this show...
Not anymore... that guy is a dickbag. You never see Nog talk down about anyone and always seems to be having a good time with his guys. Mir each episode just reminds me more and more of an Alpha Beta from one Revenge of the Nerds movie.
Man is he ever a cocky prick bastard. Hope Big Nog knocks him out.