(Tim Credeur puts away the pretty-boy.)
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 Jeremy May tried to stir up some more shit, and Tim Credeur and CB Dollaway battled their way into the semis.
Well, I have to say that this was my favorite episode. There was a lot of *bleeping* going on tonight so let me translate for you. Our evening started off with the usual Jeremy May bashing, especially when we weren’t at the house. I was a little shocked at how much people talked behind each other’s backs; it sounded like Americas Next Top Model at times. (I don’t watch that show, but I saw an episode or two…) Anyway, when Jeremy walked in and heard JT he told me his bright idea to get JT kicked out of the house. I had no idea he was going to call him a “Jewish bitch”! Now, that’s not a smooth move — imagine if someone called me the “N-word” or a “Black bitch.” JT was offended and flipped out, but I quickly sat him down and told him to think about his son. You’re in the semi’s man, don’t let anyone stop you from achieving your goal. Things cooled down, but I did laugh when he called Jeremy a broke-nosed bitch!
Now to the semi match ups — Creduer vs. Cramer and CB vs. Yarbrough. I was a little thrown off at Tim’s constant compliments about Cramer. Every time he speaks of him he says that “Cramer is hot,” “Cramer is a heart throb,” or something in that manner. I know that we were locked up for a minute, but I wasn’t thinking about Cramer, I was trying to get a peek at the ring girls or any woman driving on the highway as we went to practice. I don’t want to seem like I’m hating on Tim, but I did want to fight him extremely bad. The first time we spoke I told him that I was going to miss my kids and he says “yeah, I know how you feel — I got two dogs at home.” Then after his victory he randomly walked up to me and a couple other guys that lost. He calmly explained to us how he has $20,000 and how he has the ability to be losing a fight but win, and how we were winning our fights and lost.
Before I go any further I have to say that I respect the hell out of Tim as a fighter, but not a person. He’s a black belt, has 12 years of experience, and he’s in the damn semi’s. So, don’t take me wrong — I just want to slam him on his neck one day. Cramer’s best shot was to slug it out with Tim, but once it hit the ground it was closed curtains. Tim kept his composure, weathered the storm, and pulled a smart move. You can’t knock a man for winning, because that’s all that matters.
I’m still a little pissed about the CB vs Yarbrough fight. It was obvious that CB is a tough dude and a top fighter in the house, but I feel like Cale didn’t even try. Cale is very athletic and hits hard as hell, but he folded in the fight. CB just beat on him like he was his big brother. Once again I’m in the humble position to congratulate him for being in the quarterfinals, but he did not fight and that’s what upset me the most. There are a large number of fighters that would love to be in his position and he just gave it away. After he took that first body kick, I saw the fear in his face and he just didn’t fight. Then when Herb Dean stopped it, he looked like he was happy that it was over. I didn’t expect him to throw a tantrum like me, but he just knew he was gonna lose.
The semi-final meeting was funny, because Rampage didn’t make it and no one wanted to fight CB. I don’t even think Jesse wanted to, because he called out Amir in the meeting. Judging from our fight he probably assumed that he could take Amir down as well. In the end I like the semi-final match ups, so when you tune in next week you’re in for some great action.