I kind of figured Tiki Ghosn was dead weight on Team Rampage’s staff, but in this clip from next week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, he proves himself to be a very patient and encouraging teacher. Kimbo Slice is a sponge during his extra lessons on the ground-game, and you have to admit, his reversal at the -0:50 mark is as smooth as Country Crock. Rampage says he sees himself in Kimbo, and wants to show him a few things that worked in his own fights. Hopefully the extra attention proves useful, because his housemates are gunning for him in episode 2. As the narrator intones at the end, "is it time for Kimbo Slice to finally step into the Octagon?" No, probably not yet, but why else would you tune in?
In this clip from Spike’s Countdown to UFC 103 special, we learn that Junior Dos Santos‘s nickname comes from a Brazilian soap opera character who wore his long hair in a pony tail. Dos Santos keeps his hair short these days, and yet the nickname haunts him. On Saturday night he’ll be taking on Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, who wants to prove that his time isn’t over yet. Keep your eyes open at the 5:20 mark at you’ll see that Cro Cop is training at the "Van Damme & Cro Cop Team" gym. So JCVD still gets top billing, just for winning one measly kumite? If you missed the Countdown special, click here.