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‘TUF 10′ Episode 6 Recap: Team Cocky Rides Again

Darrill Schoonover is a drunk. He has a few beers in his belly by 8 a.m., followed by a few shots of whiskey, in an attempt to exact a brutal revenge on the dog that bit him. Unfortunately, it seems to be affecting his work. Schoonover gets handled by Brendan Schaub in sparring, and James McSweeney spills the beans about Darrill’s alcohol intake to Coach Rashad. Rashad and his assistant coaches tell him to cut it out, or at least wait until he’s won a fight before he starts celebrating. "You can’t forget why you’re here," Rashad says. But he also sees the potential in Schoonover: "Darill is that little diamond in the rough…There’s something in Schoonover that [Team Rampage] just don’t know."

Phil Nurse stops by to work with Team Rashad, and we see that scene from yesterday, where Darrill is drunk enough to challenge Rampage to a fight. They have words; most of Rampage’s words involve some reference to "titties." Schoonover wants to take on Rampage in a sparring session, or at the very least head-butt him.

The next fight is announced: Schoonover vs. Zak Jensen. We figured Darrill would get a tougher opponent, but maybe his performance in practice has made Rashad nervous. Anyway, it looks like another easy win for Team Rashad. "Titties!", Rampage shouts after Darrill’s name is called. "Fuck you bitch," Darrill replies. "Got milk, bitch? Got milk?", Rampage says. Darrill nearly goes after Rampage, but Rashad breaks them up. "Walk up on me again, your ass gonna be in trouble, trust me," Rampage says. "You feel froggy, then jump."

Zak Jensen is Team Rampage’s personal bitch-boy. "If Shrek had a little brother, it would be him, and his name would be Linderman," Kimbo says mysteriously. Wes Sims sets up a pool to predict which day Zak is going to snap; the prize is a care-package from Wes. Team Rampage places their bets while Zak is in the room, lying in his bed. He does his best to ignore his teammates and focuses on his journaling, stone-faced.

Darrill has an incredibly creepy tattoo of a clown holding a girl’s severed head, which he got when he was drunk, big surprise. Rashad gets a serial-killer vibe from him. Darrill’s game-plan is to stand and bang, and rough Zak up in the clinch. Rashad advises Darrill to break Zak down, because he’s not mentally strong.

Tiki unveils a rather amazing portrait of "Team Cocky." (Wow, so there is something that Tiki’s talented at!) Rampage refers to Darrill as a "butterface," then does a Mr. T impression. Oh man, if they only knew.

Zak’s training sessions get heated, with Zak shoving Rampage at one point after Jackson offers to call his mom. Rampage believes Zak needs more mental coaching than physical coaching. Well, he’s definitely on the wrong team for that.

Zak gets a bad cut near his right eye after diving into a knee during a sparring session. He gets up bleeding and grinning. "Does that mean he’s out?!", Kimbo immediately asks, a vulture circling. "Thank God, I get to bang again," he says. But once again, his enthusiasm is premature. Assistant coach Sick Dog checks on Zak to see where his head’s at. "There’s no fucking way I’m not fighting," Zak says. "It’s just blood." The cut seems to have inspired Zak, who begins wrecking Big Baby in sparring. Team Rampage is pumped up, maybe for the first time all season.

Phil Nurse notices the Team Cocky poster, which Tiki put up in the gym. Rashad’s assistant coaches think it’s funny, but they decide to take it down before Darrill can see it, so that the caricature of his big, beautiful breasts doesn’t affect his mental state. "I got a joke for them," Rashad says. "5-0. That’s a funny joke." Tiki and Rampage still get in one last dig when they write "Titties" on Darrill’s dressing-room door.

Excerpt from Rashad’s pre-fight pep talk: "Today, you’ll be born as a UFC fighter. What a treat, God loves you so much."

Excerpt from Rampage’s pre-fight pep talk: "The guy has titties. I couldn’t fight no guy with titties. You the man, homey."

So they come out to the cage, and it turns out that Darrill’s moobs are really no worse than Zak’s. In a brilliant bit of editing, the camera cuts back-and-forth between Darrill’s tits and Arianny‘s; when Arianny’s boobs are shown on screen, Rampage can be heard shouting "titties!"

Round 1: Zak lands first in a punch exchange. They clinch, and Darrill pushes him to the cage. Zak looks for a guillotine, Darrill escapes. Zak puts Darrill against the cage and they start dirty boxing. Darrill gets in some great knees in the clinch, then nails Zak with about a dozen unanswered punches when they separate. Zak goes for a desperation takedown, and gets it. Zak begins slugging hard from the top, while Darrill calmly sets up a triangle. He seems to lock it in, but Zak won’t quit. Even as blood starts to spurt out of that cut he got in practice, Zak still throws down hammerfists with bad intentions. But finally he starts to slow down, and the punches stop coming. He’s out — another Team Rampage member who refused to tap.

So that’s 6-0, Team Rashad. With six wins in the round of 16, Rashad ties Tito Ortiz, Matt Serra, and Forrest Griffin for TUF coach with the most first-round wins, and is well on his way to becoming the most successful coach in the show’s history. Next week: Matt Mitrione freaks out on a teammate, more bad blood between the coaches, and the wildest fight of the season. Also, Rashad might have herpes.

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fACE7biter- October 23, 2009 at 8:16 am
Agentsmith, good looks, I almost forgot about that. Just goes to show you that rather than coach Kimbo, Tiki and R'page are just star struck little bitches around him.

mthomas, I've completely turned the corner on Kimbo just based on that. What kind of self centered bag of shit outright tells his teammates and the camera that he's been praying for one of them to get injured. PRAYING TO THE LORD THAT ONE OF YOUR TEAMMATES IS INJURED?! And of course, automatically assuming that he would be the one to fight again?! If anything, Demico Rogers put in the best performance of all the guys on Team Rampage. Given another shot, he would be most likely to pull out a win.
Daoulas- October 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm
i think the general lack of cardio and basic ju-jitzu training is the problem. Most guys this season just gas out. Or last night the guy pretty much gave titties that triangle choke with a ribbon on it.
Merlin- October 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm
I agree, all I gotta to say is I'm so glad that the "Kimbo Show" is starting to end & the "Ultimate Fighter" is finally about to begin.
I've completely had it with : Here is Kimbo chewing gum, now he's re-adjusting his wife's pantyhose hose on his head, and here he is running his fingers through that pum-beard on his face, now we see how flexible Rampage thinks he is. And up next "Guru Kimbo" with some words of wisdom.
Really are a few extra numbers really worth it for Dana?
Real fans wanta see real fighters and what they have to say & what they are like from day to day.
Any jerk off can buy a copy of RealityKings & see exactly what Lamebo is all about. A background extra for porn movies at best.

Say Rampage if A-team bombs hit up your boy Kimbo he'll find you work in the movies. The one's people watch over n over! AWWWWW YEAH!
reddog- October 22, 2009 at 1:31 pm
Hmm.. My comment is potential spam? Fuck you filter!!
NateGetsIrate- October 22, 2009 at 11:40 am
@ Koeikan:

LOL @ your LOL'ing of Fight Fan's epic failure.
Koeikan- October 22, 2009 at 11:27 am
@Fight Fan: LOL at your epic failure.
MagicMitch- October 22, 2009 at 10:41 am

Fight Fan Says:
Thu, 10/22/2009 - 06:37

"Rampage believes Zak needs more mental coaching THEN physical coaching". I think I once heard you guys talk about your writing degrees. Don't tell anyone where you went to school.

Not to turn this into an English class, but actually, 'than' is the correct word to use there 'fight fan.' Than is used for comparative statements. Maybe you should double check next time.
Sneaky Pete- October 22, 2009 at 10:33 am
I have to admire the editor that made the cut-shot that was focusing on the ring girls boobs, straight to Schoonover's bathycolpian assets.
UFC fan- October 22, 2009 at 10:13 am
The whole rashad has herpes thing was fucking funny, and rampage inviting rashad to " the BBQ" was hilarious.
It doesn't matter about these fighters, none of em are worth a shit so far. the best fights have been between rashad and Rampage, sadly we wont get to see Rampage beat Rashad's ass.
None of these guys will be good heavyweights. within a year there will have to be another show with heavy weights and light heavyweights, this season is a bust on talent.
mthomas- October 22, 2009 at 10:02 am
The smile on Kimbo's face every time he thinks one of his OWN teammates might be injured is starting to get fucking irritating, along with his whole "are you hurt? Is he hurt coach? Put me in coach?" routine WTF makes him think that he should get a chance before any of the other guys who have already lost? Because he's Kimbo Fucking Slice, ratings machine?
Da Spied Her- October 22, 2009 at 9:29 am
Yeah jimbonics, because Zak heals everyone with his touch...
agentsmith- October 22, 2009 at 9:25 am
fACE7biter Says:

And what a fucking ghoul Kimbo has become. Are you injured, is he injured, go fuck yourself already.

Also notice how "assistant coach" Tiki right away started telling Kimbo to stay in shape and keep his head in the game so he could step in if the chance came. He immediately wrote Jensen off and did nothing to help him either physically or mentally, and instead started planning to replace him. Thanks, Coach!
NateGetsIrate- October 22, 2009 at 9:07 am
I can't believe how they were just letting Rampage pick on Schoonover the whole time. Schoonover is super green and Rampage, a veteran and huge MMA star, is just completely giving him shit for no good reason. And of course if Darrill punched Rampage in his stupid-ass mouth, he would've got kicked off the show. Really show's how life's unfair sometimes.
Just A Wrestler- October 22, 2009 at 8:38 am
haha it was so funny when rampage said titties and it was zoomed on arianny. is it just me or are all the frames of her walking around with the round card are just close ups of her boobs? i dont even notice what round it is, nor do i care
Catalyst8487- October 22, 2009 at 8:30 am
I got a feeling that if Rampage and Titties went at it, Rampage would win by 2nd round motorboat.

The Rashad Herpes video almost makes it seem like Rashad and Rampage could be friends. Rampage just doesn't know where the line is for what's funny and what's just too much.
nsiegel5- October 22, 2009 at 8:22 am
This show has reached its end. I think its just time to change formatting completely or cancel the show. It continues to go from bad to worse and had Kimbo not been on the show this season the ratings would have been awful. All good things must come to an end.
Numa- October 22, 2009 at 8:13 am
HERPES!!! OMFG.... ahahah. Rashad cracks me up.
portland mma- October 22, 2009 at 8:12 am
There has been a few guys I can remember who didn't have fight records before the show. Cory Hill lied about having pro fights and I don't think Amir had any previous pro fights and he won the show.
Defender- October 22, 2009 at 8:09 am
@Smitty - Dead on man...he knew hew as on the outs I think. And the fact the production crew even put that in the show makes me think they are dragging him through the mud. And rightfully so.

@Crap Factory - I am definitely on the same train of thought you are. I remember being super excited for the show months before it started...and now, I don't even think I want to watch it anymore. I'll just read here on what happened.

When Rampage talks...I mute the TV now. Why did they even let him coach again!? I watched TUF 1 pretty faithfully, but the rest are all blurs to me. And unless they get a couple coaches next season...I'm out for sure.

It's a good thing Rashad (who I have a new found respect for) has enough heart and passion for MMA to cover for Rampages' lack.
jimbonics- October 22, 2009 at 8:06 am
Linderman could also be a Heroes reference. Just sayin'.
NomadRip- October 22, 2009 at 8:01 am
Excellent movie reference, Shitwhistle! I couldn't place it either!
fACE7biter- October 22, 2009 at 7:54 am
Even though I'd love to see a clean sweep, I just don't see it happening. I have a bad feeling Mitrione is going to fuck this up for his team. The guy just isn't there mentally. Don't you need a to have an MMA record to participate in this show? According to Sherdog and Wikipedia, he's yet to have a fight! Wessel will probably hold his own though.

Far as Junk and Marcus, I can't see both of them losing. Junk seems more like a Team Rashad guy who ended up on the wrong team, I think he wants this enough to pull it out. Marcus is tooo much of a big dope, he'll gas, and he'll be finished.

And what a fucking ghoul Kimbo has become. Are you injured, is he injured, go fuck yourself already.
agentsmith- October 22, 2009 at 7:43 am
I wonder if Tiki wipes Rampage's ass for him, or if he licks it clean instead.
NomadRip- October 22, 2009 at 7:42 am
Interesting that in the preview of next week's ep, Rashad is in Rampage's face telling him he is going to make him quit.

And he did.
Fight Fan- October 22, 2009 at 7:41 am
He is/was a fighter because that was the best thing he had available to him. Notoriety, good money, etc.. Something you think is better comes along, and you go for it.

I don't know...even with B-rated jobs, a guy like Rampage could still pull a few hundred grand a year, perhaps only slightly less than he makes fighting, with much less effort. Of course, he thinks he's gonna blow up, not do B-rated shit.