(“Sic semper tyrannis, bitch!”)
Every Thursday morning, Team Rampage member Gerald Harris will be blogging 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 got his comeuppance and Team Rampage finally pulled out a win.
I don’t think too many people were surprised by the punishment dished out by Matt Brown. People ask me about him all the time — they think he’s a serial killer and mean as hell. To tell you the truth, I thought the same thing, but he’s actually one of the coolest dudes in the house. He opened up a lot about how fighting kept him alive and changed him in a positive way. He earned a lot of respect by doing that and whoopin’ ass in practice.
May definitely asked for it, but I gotta give it too him for coming out strong. The only thing that pissed me off is that the admitted to faking the knee injury. Now, if you don’t already know, I’m probably Jeremy’s only friend and I didn’t even know that. A lot of people were cautious of overtraining, but to sandbag is another story. The fight went well — it was all emotion, so they got tired pretty quick. But Brown had the better cardio and weathered the storm, then finished May with a kick to the nose. As bad as some people wanted to see Jeremy lose, I hated to see Team Forrest in control again.
I was hoping that I was picked to fight next, because I heard that Luke said he could beat me. I wasn’t intimidated by anyone on Team Forrest, but I did respect them. Once they said Luke vs. Cramer I got even more pissed. I felt like they were dodging me, but at the same time I felt respected by Forrest and his team. I can’t say much about the Cramer-Zachrich fight, because it looked like a college man getting beat up by a high school boy. Those were probably the two most underestimated fighters in the house. From what I knew, Zachrich trained with a good camp in Ohio and had knockout power. Cramer looked like a model, but fought like a biker. No one thought he was tough, but once we trained with him, I noticed his talent. In the end, I was happy that we had control because Rampage was in a slump and we deserved a win.
NOW WE HAVE CONTROL!!! And everyone wants to fight — C.B., Shultz, and myself. We didn’t pick anyone in particular, but we were ready to go. Especially since we waited so long and had to sit back and watch our teammates lose. Dolce’s loss hurt me the most, because he’s my training partner at Team Quest, but after that I didn’t really care about the losses. I was more concerned about team control and how Rampage and his crew were taking it.
Well, I’m gonna keep it short this week — my ADHD is kicking in.
So what happens now? Who would you like to see get beat up next? Drop some comments and let us know…