(I love to see a man so bald and yet so happy.)
The Ultimate Fighter‘s Krzysztof Soszynski (known around these parts as K-Sos) came up short in his semifinals match-up with Vinny Magalhaes on last night’s show, but his skills certainly caught Dana White’s eye enough to land him a fight against Shane Primm on next weekend’s finale.
In this exclusive interview, K-Sos recounts his experience, discusses life with Junie Browning, and what we can expect when he gets in the Octagon next Saturday night and fights to keep his dream alive.
CagePotato.com: Thanks for talking with me Krzysztof. Watching the show, it seemed like you were one of the few guys who didn’t get too bothered by being in the house. Did it ever get to you like it did with some of the other guys?
Oh, absolutely. To be honest, it’s a mental game more than anything while you’re there. It’s a six-week mental challenge. That’s what it is. The physical part was easy. You’re only training about four hours a day. You can go when you want, you can miss practice if you need to rest, but you’re in that house for twenty hours a day no matter what. That was the real challenge. Those who passed will probably go on to do well. Those who didn’t, they might have some problems down the road.
It sounds like we’re talking about Junie there, so I’ll just ask, did you think he should have been kicked off? Did you guys really want him to stay, or did Dana White kind of talk everybody into that?
To be honest, everybody expected him to get kicked off. We expected him to get kicked off the first day he got in when he became the crazy drunk kid. But when he threw that glass, we thought for sure that one of the other guys was going to get a shot at Efrain. So it was very surprising that Dana didn’t kick him off.
We kind of understood that the kid wanted to be gone, he wanted to leave on a good note so he could say, ‘I didn’t lose. I would have been the best fighter, but Dana White kicked me off.’ So I see Dana White’s point. And, we all wanted to see him lose. I think everyone in that house wanted to see him lose. Justice was served.