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‘TUF 10′ Episode 10 Recap: Bump, Set, Spike, KTFO

(Schaub vs. Madsen stoppage, via bothmiddlefingers)

Matt Mitrione is still bitching about his alleged brain damage. He says a doctor’s visit revealed that he has some minor swelling in the brain, which turned into a migraine. As a result, he’s a little slow and it’s taking a little longer for him to say things. Trevor Wittman calls horseshit — swelling of the brain is life-threatening, and the doctor wouldn’t just send him back to the house. Coach Rashad still can’t get a clear read on if Mitrione really wants to continue fighting; he has to want it for himself more than his coaches want it for him. James McSweeney — who’s scheduled to fight Mitrione in the third quarterfinal match — feels that Mitrione is just playing games, and in his book, Meathead just went from "rat" to "two faced little bitch without a heart."

While rolling with Demico Rogers, Kimbo Slice tweaks his knee. He’d obviously be the first fighter to return if Mitrione has to withdraw from the competition, but Coach Rampage is worried that McSweeney would focus on the bum joint with kicks. (In Kimbo’s charming personal dialect, McSweeney is a "tree chopper.") Later, a doctor tells Kimbo that he’s missing some cartilage, but Kimbo won’t get a cortisone shot because big needles freak him out. He suffers through an ice bath outside the TUF house, while his housemates laugh at his agony.

Brendan Schaub is fighting Jon Madsen next. Schaub isn’t worried about Madsen’s standup game, but he is concerned about stopping the takedown. Rashad comes over to help Schaub with some takedown defense, and Roy Nelson calls Rashad out for "coaching" — something he promised he wouldn’t do now that all his guys are fighting each other. However, Evans later spends a lot of time drilling takedowns with Madsen. "Wrestlers stick together," says an annoyed Brendan Schaub.

And it’s time for the coaches’ challenge! It is not click-clack, unfortunately. It is beach volleyball, one of the whitest sports on Earth. (Though Rampage does appreciate them little shorts the girls wear.) ‘Page will be paired up with White Shadow, while Rashad’s wingman will be Mike Van Arsdale.

The games are surprisingly competitive and well-played. Team Rampage takes the first round 15-8, but Team Rashad finds their groove in the second round, and wins 15-10. Dana White observes that MVA "starts acting like Maverick from Top Gun." Team Rashad wins the final set 15-13, earning himself $10,000, as well as $1,500 for every member of his team. Rashad starts fucking with Rampage, offering to let his rival touch the money, and Rampage asks his team if they’d rather have 1,500 bucks, or the pleasure of seeing him knock Rashad the hell out. They vote for the knockout. Good luck claiming your prize, fellas.

Rashad tries to get a final answer from Matt Mitrione about his condition, and Mitrione says he feels like he’s being forced to fight, which couldn’t be further from the truth as far as Rashad is concerned. Mitrione says he’s confused. "I just want this show to be over so I can go back home and get back to my normal life," he explains. Translation: It would be great if nobody hit me in the head anymore.

Rashad brings in Dana White, who gives the "nobody’s ever 100%, fuckers" speech, and explains that he’d never force anybody to fight. Dana tells us that real fighters are invincible in their minds, and Mitrione lacks that kamikaze quality.

It’s go time. James McSweeney and Darrill Schoonover are once again recruited as a cornerman, and James gets into his familiar slap-the-shit-out-of-the-fighter routine with Brendan Schaub. "Now go get your fucking victory, nothing less," McSweeney orders.

Round 1: Madsen tries to tap gloves, and Schaub refuses. Madsen shoots to clinch and Schaub shakes him off. Both are hesitant to engage for a while, outside of a few right-hand jabs from Madsen. Madsen shoots and slams Schaub to the mat, getting into side control, then half-guard. But he doesn’t produce much offense from the top, and referee Josh Rosenthal stands them up. Madsen shoots again, getting Schaub to one knee, but Schaub regains his footing. They clinch against the cage, and Schaub lands some body punches and a knee. Schaub is warned for grabbing Madsen’s shorts after multiple warnings for fence-grabbing throughout the round. Madsen slams him down again, and moves to side control. Madsen gets in some shots to Schaub’s ribs and a big punch to the face as the round ends. 10-9 Madsen. In the corner, McSweeney tells Schaub "He’s broken! It’s all your game!", which doesn’t really seem to be the case at this point.

Round 2: Madsen shoots, and Schaub defends, firing some punches in the clinch. They separate. Madsen is noticeably tiring, dropping his hands and slowly moving backwards for a breather, but Schaub isn’t capitalizing on the opportunity. They circle around the cage for a while until Schaub finally lines his opponent up and lands two straight rights that shut Madsen off.

Rashad says that Brendan should have gotten a point deducted for fence-grabbing; for some reason he seems a little disappointed in Brendan’s win. (Maybe wrestlers stick together after all?) Still, Schaub deserved to advance to the semis. Madsen was too one-dimensional, and too boring to watch. Always the ball-buster, Roy asks Schaub how many times he was going to grab the fence.

The next episode will be a two-hour special featuring all four remaining fights: McSweeney vs. Mitrione (or Kimbo?), Jones vs. Schoonover, and both semi-final matches. Now you’re talkin’!

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sandzy27- November 20, 2009 at 6:33 am
I'm fuckin' sick of the shit fights and bitchin'. I'd rather get in the ring blindfolded with Fedor than watch another fuckin' episode. The reason Kimbo is in the house is not because he's a good fighter or a celeb' it's because he's not a retard like the rest of the house.
@frndlylion fuck you and your volleyball, gimp.
UFC fan- November 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm
points of fact for you.
that is one gay ass fucking internet nick you got there homo.
damn it everyone beat me to the punch telling you that posting that long gay nuthugging of volleyball was not only GAY but in the wrong forum ya fag.
lastly the ONLY reason to watch Misty May and kerry walsh was for the tiny bikini's, so swallow that load of mancum and go back to whatever gay hell you came from.
mmacanada- November 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm
At least he didnt tell you about how he likes wacking to it. But that much I assumed anyways.
510koaLa- November 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm
frndlylion,im guessing that stands for friendly lion?well theres the first sign.."I DO ENJOY WATCHING REAL VOLLEYBALL PLAYED CORRECTLY"..thats gay
510koaLa- November 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm
first the fat guy tells dana to get him a whopper with cheese now this doosh is makin cut throat gestures?!please...i agree this season is fuckin wak,the only dudes with any potential are kimbo and the english guy..
agentsmith- November 19, 2009 at 11:22 am
So why are they not even talking about bringing Mike Wessel back to replace Mitrione? Why should anyone from Rampage's team get to replace a Team Rashad guy? Unless Big Baby really did fuck up Wessel's arm, they're just blatantly working the Kimbo angle at his expense.
831 Son- November 19, 2009 at 10:14 am
At least this fight got finished and didnt consist of 100 % lay and pray.
J-Dog- November 19, 2009 at 10:11 am
They said the next episode (the 2 hour final episode) is on December 2nd. That's the week after next. I guess next week is a re-run or no show?
Kimbos Bread- November 19, 2009 at 10:04 am
To get me through another one of these boring ass fights, I'd need a blowjob and a cup of coffee.

itsgalf- November 19, 2009 at 9:55 am
Volleyball is a good fun sport to play, but even I'll admit that it's not all that hard. It's very easy to pick up.

This season blows
omunto- November 19, 2009 at 9:49 am
Sandy vagina much?
jfjjfjff- November 19, 2009 at 9:43 am
@frndlylion is an idiot.
frndlylion- November 19, 2009 at 9:38 am
To some it might appear that way. I thought I was poking fun at the ignorance of the commentators. Maybe, just a little tiny bit, I do enjoy watching real volleyball played correctly but, in the end my number one goal was to talk smack about the lack of conditioning seen on this show.
I dont see how most of these guys think they can seriously compete in the UFC if they are gassed in the second round.

Its been fun to see the reaction too. LOL
Terminator- November 19, 2009 at 9:12 am
Easy there Stacy,

this is a MMA site, nobody gives a shit if someone makes fun of a little volleyball.
skeletor- November 19, 2009 at 9:04 am
I think you're on the wrong site. I think you were looking for www. vollyballisforgirlsandhomosexualmen. com

This season certainly does suck, and my prediction is whoever wins it has no real future in the UFC. Seeing as how when they announced this season they were still rebuilding there HW division, and now it's actually competitive. I spend the first half of each episode watching South Park.
mthomas- November 19, 2009 at 9:01 am
Whoa...someone is really passionate about his volleyball. I was waiting for Dana to get right up in Mitrione's face last night and start screaming "So you wanna be a fucking fighter!?"
ReDx- November 19, 2009 at 9:00 am
Did you really just write out 3 paragraphs defending volleyball?
831 Son- November 19, 2009 at 8:57 am
^^^^ Extremely gay.
frndlylion- November 19, 2009 at 8:35 am
"The games are surprisingly competitive and well-played."

This sentence, like Dana White's comment about the game being a really good game is pitiful. Anyone who has ever played real beach volleyball would scoff at the way they were playing. No ref and illegal hitting of the ball the norm, this game was nothing but a mimicry of a drunken backyard game worthy of any high school kegger.

This is why volleyball players don't get any respect. People murder their sport by playing it wrong and then brag that its easy. If your one of these people you need to find out what it means to have a 90+mph volleyball wrapped around your face by someone who really knows how to hit the ball. Fun!!! It's more fun to be the one doing the hitting though and quite hilarious to people watching. :)

You want competitive and well played, try watching Misty May and Kerry Walsh sometime and try to actually pay attention to more than just the tiny bikinis. I know that's a difficult prospect for some of you but give it a shot you might learn something. Oh and BTW, if your still thinking this is easy ask Shaq who did a show playing against them for TV. Talked real big about how he was going to beat them cause they were only girls and volleyball was an easy sport. He got a nice chunk of humble pie and a run down the beach in a pink speedo (ugh) when he found out just how easy real volleyball Isn't. This was after the two of them had just had a year lay off and were not even close to their peak performance.

BTW, in a fight, where conditioning counts, I would take either of them against most of you armchair experts and over half of the cast of this show! Now that would really be fun to watch. :)
knucklesamitch- November 19, 2009 at 8:27 am
Did anyone else notice in the preview for next week when they talked about showing all 4 remaining fights they showed the remaining fighters getting into the octagon but they showed Kimbo instead of Mitrione. If Kimbo fights a second time and loses, he should be DONE, so what's with the rumors of Kimbo fighting Houston Alexander at the TUF Finale???
BuckWild- November 19, 2009 at 8:22 am
Yeah he just got a lucky shot in and would have lost if it went to the judges. So the cut throat thing look a bit lame..
ksgbobo- November 19, 2009 at 8:21 am
I watched the WEC fight over this boring TUF season.
fACE7biter- November 19, 2009 at 8:16 am
You said it, Madsen was way too boring and one-dimensional, glad he didn't advance. I've never seen a guy do less with side control in a fight. Schaub needs work as well though. He clearly proved he has good hands by just walking up to Madsen and sending him to bed. But this was too much like the Demico fight, dude gets tossed around until he finds his spot. He needs to control the pace and be a little more explosive in there. Oh, and stop grabbing the fence and his opponent's shorts, thats a good way to come up a few points short in the decision.

My only hope at this point is that neither Mitrione or Kimbo compete against McSweeney becasue they're both undeserving, ignorant cunts. Fuck 'em both. As for who deserves the shot, logic would dictate that Mike Wessel should take the place of his brain damaged teammate.
cyfus- November 19, 2009 at 8:13 am
Cut throat gesture!? He had to wait until Madsen gassed before he could land it......If Madsen hadn't gassed, he would have been slamming Schaub into the mat the rest of the round!
What a douche!
NOTSOB- November 19, 2009 at 8:04 am
Brendan schaub SUCKS! i dunno why he thinks hes good.
this season SUCKS!
but there isnt anything esle to watch.