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Efrain Escudero Talks TUF Drama, Fight With Shane Nelson

(Believe it or not, this is how AZ rolls, baby, all day.)

Every Thursday, Team Nogueira member Efrain Escudero blogs his reactions to each new episode of The Ultimate Fighter, exclusively on Don’t forget to check out the new fan section on, where you can interact with other EE fans and Efrain himself.


During this week of The Ultimate Fighter we had a lot of drama. First we were watching UFC 84: ILL WILL, and it was the only time we get to see television the entire time we are there. Junie and Shane start drinking, and I mean drinking. Since we’ve been in the house we have noticed that when Junie drinks we have to be on the look out and watch each other’s backs because he tries to fight us. Right after the angry Junie comes the crying Junie, and we don’t understand why.

As the fights continue I try to get Shane mad by telling him that BJ Penn was going to lose. I knew that wasn’t going to happen, but I just wanted to make it an exciting fight, and try to get Shane more excited about watching BJ win. That was not the smartest thing I could have done because he had been drinking and he was teaming up with Junie, so I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty. As the night progresses, Junie tries to fight with Kyle. I don’t know why he would ever try to even attempt that because Kyle would kick his ass if it really came down to it. So Junie throws a glass at Kyle and the damn thing breaks and cuts him. Luckily for Kyle it didn’t cut him badly and even luckier for Junie, Kyle could restrain himself.

After all the things that happened with Kyle and Junie I thought for sure that Junie was out and on his way back home. After this Shane started to tell me that he was going to triangle me if I pick him to fight first against me. I think he did this because he was scared of me at the time and he was trying to make me scared of him; the only thing that his tactics did was make me laugh. This went on for about three hours with him calling me out while I just laughed, and that made him even madder so he decided to pick a fight against me in the house. I just swallowed my pride and walked away because I am not getting kicked out because of this guy.

So Dana comes and we all think he is sending Shane and Junie home, but he lets both guys stay. I had no problems with that because they talked shit and now its time for them to back it up. I wanted to fight Shane so I asked Coach Nogueira to allow me to fight him, and he agreed. At the weigh-in I saw that Shane was looking more nervous than I was, because I was on a mission to kick his ass for making me look bad on TV.

Fight day. I come out to the cage, I’m looking at him on the other side and then the bell rings. I had hate for him at the time so I wanted to make him look bad. We exchanged some good blows in the first round. In the second round I heard my coaches yell “one minute!” so I had to do something and do it fast. I never want to leave it up to the judges because you never know what the hell can happen, so I set him up for a triangle. Once I baited him in and got it I wasn’t letting go because he said he was going to finish me with a triangle, and it was the other way around. Funny how the world works. That made me very proud of my coaches for working with me on my technique. After that, here comes Junie trying to be on TV once again, jumping into the cage trying to call me out. So now I have a bigger fish to fry.

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RFC- October 9, 2008 at 6:32 pm
Efrain, Beat the fucking tar out of Junie and send that illiterate d-bag back to Uncle Pa's lap-bone.
Efrain's Nuts- October 9, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Hi I'm Efrain's nuts. just wanted to say how nice it was sitting on Shane's chin while Efrain triangle choked the life out of him.
Sorry Efrain TEABAGGED you to end your UFC career you tool.


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noname- October 9, 2008 at 1:16 pm
sparrow= junie----put the bottle down douche and you might not get subbed by the ultimate wrestler. like nog said YOUR THE NEXT ONE TO BE FINISHED.
bredforwar- October 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm
last time i checked somerton was in az...close to cali but not. WAR EFRAIN.
C-Bus Allstar- October 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm
McGraw- October 8, 2008 at 10:49 pm
AZ... This kid lives so off the map its Cali. Great triangle and great redemption for some TUF bullshit.. Even though his routing against BJ in that Pay Per View was dumb on his part.
Sparrow52- October 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm
Everyone knows Junie is the man......You don't know what the f@*K it is like to be him. You just pick on him because you are bigger. He aint f@*king scared. Go ahead...f@*king hit him. He'll f@*king knock you the f@*k out........or maybe he'll put you in a "calf cutter"................
Kirky- October 8, 2008 at 9:02 pm
Great fight, good finish. Junie's a prick, cant see him making it the entire show.
Make Junnie Next!!!- October 8, 2008 at 8:44 pm
If me and junie were the last 2 humans on earth i think id quickly be the last human on earth... that guy is a plug
Ruckus- October 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm
the end of that fight was f'in sick. great triangle.

i just checked out EE's fan site and its pretty cool. Looks like he's on there from time to time responding to comments and stuff like that.
Anonymous- October 8, 2008 at 4:24 pm
Yep. there really is no better way to shut someone up then to put them to sleep with your balls on their chin.
hooligun- October 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm
Thatt junie is a fucking liability! Makes for fun viewing but what a piece of shit human being!
Deadpanda- October 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm
IMO, Nelson was in an opportune position for a post fight victory Tea Bag for all the shit he talked.

Nice triangle sub!
MrTypo- October 8, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Junie is a tard. Make me a favor and send him now. I dont want to see him anymore. not 1 min. Just send him home
Young, Hairy and Mexican- October 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm
That was pure OWNAGE at the end. Good shit man!
Dr.- October 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm
That was fucking awesome. All of Shane's talk about subbing E but then he gets it. HARD. Mounted triangle? Talk about your slap in the face. Niiiiiiiiiice.
Joy- October 8, 2008 at 2:24 pm
Junie is truly a piece of poop! I wish Dana would've booted him...wah wah wah poor Junie.
lone wolf- October 8, 2008 at 2:24 pm
Junie is a fucking dipshit.
Fenix- October 8, 2008 at 2:01 pm
As always, good stuff Efrain. I was rooting for ya man. I literally wanted to jump in my TV and bitchslap both Junie and Nelson. Great win and a damn great sub FTW! I know the shows taping is probably over already but man I hope you're in the finals. Show them what Mexican heart is all about loco! ;)
Ubernoober- October 8, 2008 at 1:57 pm
I hate Junie. What if he went after someone with a pool cue or a broken bottle? I'm predicting it now, in the future (not nessicarily on the show) Junie will do something horrible.
jim smith- October 8, 2008 at 1:35 pm
It must suck being trapped in the house with a raging alcoholic like Junie. those guys showed a lot of restraint not killing him October 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm
Anderson Silva is a special guest on the show next week - maybe Junie Browning will have to fight him to stay on?

That was a nice triangle, I was really glad to see you come out on top.