(‘Anybody want to go throw some furniture off the overpass?’)
You might think that you know what Matt Mitrione is doing when you watch him on “The Ultimate Fighter,” but the truth is he is straight playin’ ya’ll. That’s the message in his Fight Magazine blog, where he once again insists that nothing is as it seems in his world, and everything is done for a reason that only makes sense to him. In the case of last night’s episode, the reason is purely for his own amusement, because his mind is too damn active to allow him to just sit around and act like a normal human being. It’s a blessing and a curse, people:
As far as talking about voices in my head it was kind of a joke. Nobody here likes me so let’s see what I can do to freak out the camera people. I was going stir crazy. I had no other friends in the house at the time except for Darrill and I couldn’t really tell Darrill what I was doing at the time. It was my own personal joke. It was a way to keep myself entertained. I have a really active mind and I can’t sit around and stare at the other people in a house. I gotta stimulate myself. When I was in the cage and I told T and Rashad that I had a conversation with my wife in my head I was trying so hard not to laugh as I said it.
I’m not crazy, fighting doesn’t make the voices in my head dissipate. It just lets me not have to think for a little while, it just lets me be alive. That’s the best thing about being a defensive end. You don’t think, you just react. You think too much you slow down, so just go out there and let it fly. Maybe now people will start to see that maybe I am legit and maybe there is a method to my madness.
You know what’s weird? Mitrione says that he just pretends to be crazy to entertain himself because he has no friends in the house, and yet he doesn’t seem to consider the possibility that stuff like that might be the reason he has no friends in the house. According to him, he’s lying to everyone and trying not to laugh at the crap he gets them to believe. Then he’s writing a blog about how he successfully duped everyone for his own entertainment. I get it, he’s not there to make friends. But these are not the qualities that other people typically gravitate to.