(Jesse Taylor pisses his shorts on national television.)
Every Thursday morning, Team Rampage member Gerald Harris blogs his reactions to each new episode of The Ultimate Fighter 7 on CagePotato.com. Here’s what he had to say about last night’s ep, in which retard-strong (and retard-smart) Jesse Taylor pounded his way to victory, and Amir Sadollah and Matt Brown put on the best fight of the season.
By now everyone should know that Jesse Taylor is for real. He’s not the most exciting fighter in the world, but he’s solid and gets the job done. I can’t hate, because I respect winners and he’s also a Team Quest fighter so I was rooting for him. Dante just laid there and took a beating. He’s a veteran in the game and also a brown belt under Ricardo Almeida, so I assumed that he would catch Jesse, but Jesse just punched the [blank] out of him for two full rounds.
Now, let me get to the action! Matt Brown vs. Amir Sadollah was crazy. That’s a fight that people would pay money to watch. I think the first round could be given to Brown for the aggression and last second takedown. Amir seemed to pick up steam in the second round, took Matt down, punished him from the top, and eventually sunk in a triangle choke. I liked the fight because it wasn’t a sloppy slugfest. Brown has a great boxing background and Amir showed his Muay Thai and ground game with the strikes and sub finish. It’s crazy that the more you pressure him, he gets stronger and doesn’t fold — that’s the quality of a good fighter. I can say the same about Brown plus he was very humble in his loss and showed respect for his opponent.
Once again, it was hard to watch Amir get his hand raised, because I felt that that it should’ve been me. By this point, it finally kicked in to get over it and move on. If I dwell on that loss, it will haunt me forever. It serves as motivation. Every time people talk about him, they say “Man you should’ve won,” “You’re better,” but in reality, look at what he’s doing and where I’m standing — on the sideline. Oh yeah, I got a couple “You got knocked da fuggout!” by my friends and random people on the Internet boards I hate that damn clip of me getting kneed in the head on every commercial!
Anyway, there wasn’t a lot going on in the house this week — it was pretty much all about the fights. The only crazy thing that happened was when Jesse’s smart ass pissed his shorts and jumped in the hot tub. If you watch the show, you’ll notice that I don’t have any hot tub scenes — well maybe one or two, but that was after they drained and cleaned it out. It was pretty funny when Dante hopped right in the pee tub minutes after. Since we have no forms of entertainment in that damn house, anything was funny. Now pissing your shorts and jumping into a shared hot tub is not that funny, but I’ve seen worse things in my college years.
Next week is going to be interesting with the last two quarterfinal match-ups (C.B. Dollaway vs. Cale Yarbrough, Dan Cramer vs. Tim Credeur) and the drama that Jeremy May starts with Jesse. So tune in!