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Some Fun/Weird Facts About the TUF 11 Fighters

Spike TV has released the full roster of fighters for the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” complete with this handy video to help you match faces to names. At the very least they’ve found some guys who look interesting – some in the sense that they have faces like old catcher’s mitts and so must be pretty tough, others in the sense that they just seem like colossal jerks (looking at you, Nick “The Promise” Ring).  But are any of them good enough to be prematurely declared the next Anderson Silva? Do any of them have the potential for complete psychological breakdown that Junie Browning brought to the show? And who, I ask you, will be their “Linderman”?

We don’t know the answers to any of those questions (despite being an MMA news source), but we did learn some interesting factoids about the guys from a press release sent out by Spike TV earlier today. For instance:


- Charles Blanchard is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu and a “published poet.” Guess that means he’s got thirteen ways of looking at an armbar. What? Aren’t there any English majors who read this freaking website?

Chris Camozzi has the distinction of having lost to two TUF alums already (Jesse Forbes and Jesse “JT Money” Taylor, another fighter/poet), and he also “works as a bouncer in his spare time.” Maybe it’s just me, but I always thought spare time referred to the time when you weren’t working a job.

Brent Cooper is descended from Sioux Indians and is “a pipeliner by day for Shell Oil, and a devastating striker by night.” Too bad for him the TUF fights typically take place in the middle of the afternoon, when his devastating striking skills will be inaccessible.

Jacen Flynn has wins over Denis Kang and Dean Lister, as well as losses to Dean Lister and Ed Herman. Also, he’s a social worker.

Joseph Henle trains at Big John McCarthy’s MMA and is fluent in Japanese.

Kris McCray has an “Associates Degree in Social Studies from Northern Virginia Community College.” Who knew you could even get a degree in a field that only exists up until the sixth grade?

Victor O’Donnell and fellow castmember Costantinos Philippou actually fought in September. Philippou, who trains at Matt Serra’s gym, won by decision.

Ben Stark was “a practitioner of the Orthodox Jewish religion until the age of 6,” which is about the most meaningless piece of biographical information one can imagine since it tells us about the religious choices he made before he was at an age where he was allowed to make choices about religion. He also breeds snakes though, and that’s pretty sweet.

Warren Thompson’s nickname is “The Kool-Aid Man.” There’s really nothing that needs to be said about that.

Jamie Yager already did the MMA-reality show thing when he was on BET’s “Iron Ring” two years ago. He was on T.I.’s team, if you must know.

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J-Dog- March 4, 2010 at 7:33 am
Good observations about Lynch. He was creepy and yes he's a dead ringer for the gay kid in "Wedding Crashers".

"The Money Shot" is one hell of an unfortunate nickname. Might as well just call him "cum on your face". Holy hell...

And someone please tell me WTF is up with the camera zooming? I'm sure it's just for some sort of dramatic effect, but to me it had the "this guy doesn't know how to frame a shot and operate a fucking camera" effect. Pathetic.
grubwyrm- March 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm
...that emo guy looks exactly like the kid who paints Vince Vaughn in "The Wedding Crashers".
Walrus- March 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Oh wow

exuberant!
ReX13- March 2, 2010 at 8:19 am
there's nothing worse then a gremmie out of control


Grimmy- March 2, 2010 at 8:05 am
not just doors...


walls!


and if you think about it...

the make up of the Kool Aid Man
30% water (tap water from poor neighborhoods)
30% bricks and other debris
5% ice cubes, even if the temperature if 107 degrees...they never melt

and the secret ingredient.
35% the blood of innocent children.

The reality of it is this. The Kool Aid man is a reincarnated glass jug that can crash through walls. its an evil spirit that feasts on unsuspecting children in poor neighborhoods.
What you hear: "Oh Yeaaaah...."
what they dont let you hear: " Oh Yeaaaahh......FLEEEESSSHHHH"

and dont even get me started on how those kids REALLY appear on those milk cartons...

Grimmy
the cage potato conspiracy theorist
Bill Clinton- March 2, 2010 at 6:57 am
I called it first, Nick “The Promise” Ring is GAY! No one is gonna train with him or even roll with him.
mma samurai- March 2, 2010 at 6:03 am
Wow way to fail at life with a nickname like "The Money Shot". Only this time the only load being blown on his face will be uppercuts and right hooks
ReX13- March 2, 2010 at 5:58 am
Ghostboner is on fire this week, gentlemen. He's making the rest of us look like retarts.


By the way, i think that one guy said something about fighting in Las Vegas, Hawaii. Can't believe no one caught that.
skraps- March 2, 2010 at 5:27 am
Did anyone catch Tavaris say he fights out of "Las Vegas, Hawaii" ?
daeyeth- March 2, 2010 at 3:55 am
About 20% of them look like attention seekers (what kind of douchebag includes their nickname when introducing themselves?) but at least a majority of them have MMA experience. Last season was the greenest batch ever. If you were in the NFL and wanted to try MMA, you got in. The fights were terrible, which is the only real reason to watch it in the first place.....but at least we got Roy Nelson and Rampage vs Rashad out of it.

There better be some better fights this time.
ghostboner- March 2, 2010 at 1:42 am
@mattyr31 - Pssshhhhh I saw kool aid man bust through a brick wall. A brick wall man!

CP - English majors? On this site? That's unpossible. Do you read what some of us retarts write? You would be lucky to find a dozen high school grads out of the whole lot. Even if any of your loyal readers had gone to college, English majoring is sooo gay, too gay for super tough internet mma follower guys.
inverted triangle poke- March 2, 2010 at 1:11 am
fucks sake these guys all have dumbo ears. is it a requirement to have insanely large ears in order to be on TUF 11 cast? couple of legitmate tough guys in there though.
Thatsozay- March 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm
Hey Randy Pan, you should try letmegooglethatforyou(dotcom). You're welcome.
Randy Pan- March 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm
I normally watch MMA fights online at mma-core(dotcom), but most of their new content, from UFC 109 onward, has been unavailable. Anyone have any tips for reliable mma video source? It would be much appreciated.
omunto- March 1, 2010 at 10:35 pm
Wow that guy from Minneapolis has listened to WAYYYYY to many Misfit's songs.
HeavyHandedHawaiian- March 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm
I heard Kyle Noke, Kyacey Uscola, and Nick Ring are also on the show. All three are tough guys. Ring actually won a match in Icon (Superbrawl) that supposedly got him a PRIDE contract. I wonder what happened with that?

Oh yeah, War Brad tavares!!!
179- March 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm
Anyone else catch that the Brad Tavares said he was fighting out of Las Vegas Hawaii??? Did the move Vegas on me?
Hassium- March 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm
I always thought men who franks kook-aid were sexual predators.. Think there was a study done a few years back..
Yeti Stomp- March 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Jeezus, man. What am I supposed to do with that pile of nonsense?
I know hockey goons who look more promising than some of these mopes. Google Brian McGrattan, just for fun.
mattyr31- March 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm
The kool aid man blows through doors....frickin doors man
DazedNConfused- March 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm
EMOOOOOO
oldmanturtle- March 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Nice Wallace Stevens reference for the first fighter.
AussieJosh- March 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm
Im excited about the fighters! Looks better then last years already!
Not so excited about the coaches....Tito and Chuck....YAWN!
Hey i got an idea......why dont they get real coachers to coach. Like maybe head traner of team quest V head guy at team AKA???
munche- March 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm
I'm torn on Jacen Flynn...on one hand, his wins over Kang and Lister are pretty impressive. On the other hand, they were at the Bas Rutten Invitational and KOTC 7 (!!).

I'm not sure if that makes them irrelevant or makes this dude hardcore for being around so long
831 Son- March 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm
I am truly amazed that the Bens and the CP readers havent mentioned the Emo-Troll (Charlie Lynch). If he takes the verbal/emotional abuse that fools like him get at the TUF house I think he will kill himself. The dude looks and sounds like Toby Maguire from Spiderman 3 to top it off.
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